Much has been made this season of the struggles of the forwards at top teams, but one man who is banging in the goals is Roberto Firmino.
The Liverpool forward may have been overshadowed by Mo Salah and Philippe Coutinho, but with the latter no longer at the club, Firmino knows that his goals are more vital than ever and was brilliant against Manchester City.
The forward managed to score, and had everyone talking about how good he’s been this season – and many people made it very clear that he was better than Romelu Lukaku, who can’t score against big sides, and Chelsea star Alvaro Morata, who can’t score at all at the minute.
Arsenal fans were also worrying about their main man, Alexandre Lacazette, who is of course also struggling, but Firmino has shown time and time again he knows where the back of the net it, and after being the hero of the Merseyside derby as well, he galvanised a brilliant Liverpool side, who pressed and pressed Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola’s men just unable to cope.
The best of Twitter
Do u understand how good firmino is yet or do u still not get it
— Francois Dillinger (@FrankFromM7) January 14, 2018
Now let’s all take a moment to agree than firmino is better than Morata and lukaku and lacazette.. Ab#LFC
— amazing Amaka (@papi_kash) January 14, 2018
Firmino and Mane have a shitter first touch than Lukaku
— ♆ Prince Paul (@ShawFutbol) January 14, 2018
— FPL JJ † (@FPL_JJ) January 14, 2018
How I wish Morata can think like Firmino and Hazard shoot like Mane
— (@AreDeyLarger) January 14, 2018
But that Firmino goal was pure class.Lukaku would have powered into Ederson Morata wouldn’t even get past Stones
— Ole Gunnar Zachskjaer (@zachzoranda) January 14, 2018
Dear mourinho, hope you watching this match, pls against man city I need lukaku, lingard, martial and rashford to start just like firmino , salah, mane and chamberlain,, lobatan
— Aminu Oladimeji (@kokodinho) January 14, 2018
“Liverpool need a proper number nine!”
Goals in all comps this season:
Lacazette: 8 pic.twitter.com/znDI2WCcpU
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) January 14, 2018
I love Firmino. Would have him over Morata, Lukaku, Jesus any day.
— • (@zonalmista) January 14, 2018
Lol to think Firmino is on 70k a week and Lukaku is on 250k
— Thamir Southgate (@SouthgateThamir) January 14, 2018
Firmino >> Morata >> Lacazette >> Lukaku
— Fourty (@BucklyBrown_) January 14, 2018
Firmino over Lukaku, Morata, Lacazette
— SAVAGE (@iam_MikeLee) January 14, 2018