Everybody has been witness to the sheer brilliance Roberto Firmino’s goal-scoring prowess, but the same seems to have accorded on the Liverpool midfielder a tag of notoriety as well now.
Firmino played a crucial role in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Stoke City today after coming on as a substitute along with Philipe Coutinho to overturn their opponents’ lead.
After Coutinho levelled Stoke’s opener in the 70th minute, Firmino produced a goal of supreme quality to seal Liverpool’s victory just two minutes later.
The Brazilian ran on to Wijnaldum’s long pass and scored a sensational goal with a 20-yard shot that thundered past Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant.
Stunning goals are usually followed by stunningly passionate celebrations, and Firmino picked up an inevitable yellow card for taking off his shirt while celebrating.
While this is a usual sight following Firmino’s goals, @Squawka pointed out an interesting stat regarding the same in a tweet, which can be seen below –
Roberto Firmino has been booked more times (7) for 'excessive celebration' since 2012/13 than any other player in Europe's top 5 leagues. pic.twitter.com/DfCO81fGEp
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 8, 2017