Liverpool fans don’t need to be told how good Roberto Firmino is but the Brazilian showed once again what he can do with a sublime Rabona pass to Sadio Mane in the first half of the Reds’ 4-1 win over Genk last night.
The forward did not get on the scoresheet but his influence on the game was telling, receiving the ball in pockets of space and delivering passes to both Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Supporters on Twitter were praising Firmino’s skill and audacity:
This is an arrestable offence: pic.twitter.com/cd6HtWLovV
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) October 23, 2019
That’s obscene 😉
— Ste evans (@EvoLFC67) October 24, 2019
Lock him up!
— paulgregory (@50kopyears) October 23, 2019
That is absolutely disgusting
— John McNicoll (@theWishyman80) October 24, 2019
— Kelly Cappellano (@Only4Queenie) October 23, 2019
— Angelic Lucifer (@angelic_lucifer) October 24, 2019
Stop it Bobbyyy
— BOYALL (@lewis7boyall) October 24, 2019
He has the coordination of like 10 people all smashed into 1 body.
— Kyle Stong (@stong_kyle) October 24, 2019
could have been assist of the year
— Mystery (@amhasbi) October 24, 2019
The most underrated footballer on this planet
— Jonathan Gould (@jonnysgouldy) October 24, 2019
To have both the skill and the vision to pull it off shows what a quality player the Brazilian international is. For much of his time at Anfield, pundits have been saying what an underrated player he is, but I think it is safe to say that he is very much a player that most fans would want in their team.
Firmino may only have three goals so far this campaign, but his eight assists demonstrate what an outstanding all round player he is.