Roberto Firmino shined at Turf Moor for Liverpool as the Reds maintained their perfect record with a 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday.
Liverpool had a tricky test waiting for them at Turf Moor on Saturday. The Reds got the lead after the half-hour mark, thanks to an own goal from Chris Wood. Sadio Mane doubled the lead minutes later. But, it was the Roberto Firmino show, with the Brazilian just unplayable for large durations of the game.
Firmino capped off his performance with a goal for himself as Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners.
Roberto Firmino was the toast of Liverpool fans, who hailed the Brazilian’s impact on the club’s fortunes.
Bobby Firmino’s just out there having fun at this point…🔥🔥🔥
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) August 31, 2019
Roberto Firmino becomes the first Brazilian player to reach 50 PL Goals. 🇧🇷
Si Señor. pic.twitter.com/SiXrRTvmI5
— – (@False9Joe) August 31, 2019
Roberto Firmino is the best Brazilian to touch the Premier League.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) August 31, 2019
Roberto Firmino vs Burnley
2 chances created
4/6 headed duels
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) August 31, 2019
Firmino is the system https://t.co/dNoveTinh6
— ً (@Kashaveli_) August 31, 2019
Watch the game and you don’t see Firmino. Watch Firmino and you see the game pic.twitter.com/UP7hsck5ax
— NFuruhaug🇳🇴 #6 (@NFuruhaug_) August 31, 2019
Me (right) watching Bobby Firmino pic.twitter.com/7Lfe089Nx4
— Spoofology (@Johnfoofarrell) August 29, 2019
But, there was controversy in the game for Liverpool, with Sadio Mane clearly miffed at Mohamed Salah for not passing to him when he was clearly open and instead, looking to go for the goal himself.
Mane when Salah is free and asks for the ball next gamepic.twitter.com/aZ13REcFi4
— Irvin_ (@LfcOkx) August 31, 2019
Mané did NOT appreciate Salah ignoring him despite being wide open in a great position. understandable that he should be upset, imo. pic.twitter.com/N3KUc60LcK
— amadí (@amadoit__) August 31, 2019
Doesn’t matter now, but Mané has the right to be slightly annoyed. Twice this game Salah should have played through both him/Firmino. Both unmarked at the time too. But like I said, doesn’t really matter now. We won the game, that’s all that counts.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) August 31, 2019
Mane waiting for Salah outside the changing room pic.twitter.com/iYlVriTIpw
— Ryan (@RMV1_) August 31, 2019
Mane’s has enough of Salah’s greed in those situations. And I don’t blame him.
— Attack of the Kop (@AttackoftheKop) August 31, 2019
Firmino to Mane when Salah didn’t pass the ball to him. pic.twitter.com/egiHjpKzLW
— Offside Flag (@offsideflaggh) August 31, 2019
Mo Salah is a brilliant player but he’s so incredibly selfish at times. Too often we see him go for it alone when Mané and Firmino are wide open.
— EiF (@EiFSoccer) August 31, 2019