Despite not being on the scoresheet, it was clear that Roberto Firmino was back to his best as he dished out a karate kick pass to start a counter attack and unleashed nutmegs for fun in the 4-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers last night.
After a difficult start to the season, the Brazilian seems to be slowly getting back to his best in the last couple of weeks with the goal against Leicester City really helping his confidence.
The former Hoffenheim forward has been criticised heavily for his performances in the past few months with many questioning his place in the starting XI.
Bu none of that criticism was on display last night as the Liverpool number 9 delivered an exceptional first half performance at Anfield.
Fans are back, Firmino is back
Around 2,000 supporters watched on from inside Anfield as the champions played a game in front of their fans for the first time since March.
The scene was set from the beginning when the handful of fans delivered a goosebumps-inducing rendition of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” before kick-off.
You’ll Never Walk Alone inside Anfield 🔴 pic.twitter.com/2UozERt7AR— Sean Bradbury (@seanbrad2) December 6, 2020AdvertisementAdvertisement
As it turns out, the only thing Bobby Firmino needed was to have the fans back in the stadium!
The Brazilian fed off the energy as the fans sang his chant for fours straight minutes during a point in the game.
Twitter noticed the same as brilliant comparisons with Pele, Ronaldo (original) and Ronaldinho made its way online, check out the reaction below-
Firmino when Liverpool fans start singing Si Senor pic.twitter.com/OOlILDzzwg— Alex🔴 (@lfcalexx6) December 6, 2020
Roberto Firmino must feel 10000 feet tall hearing the fans sing his chant.— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) December 6, 2020
Firmino with the Si Senor chant pic.twitter.com/Y7FuiHAP7W— Tommy (@TLister77) December 6, 2020
Roberto Firmino may not have scored, but he was fantastic today.— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) December 6, 2020
Looked lively, linked up play, and helped Mane and Salah.
The Kop back giving him a boost 😍 pic.twitter.com/tQWa8FG1Jx
Firmino with Anfield pashun pic.twitter.com/UZu56tOshj— ™️ (@MinaMaestro) December 6, 2020