Liverpool cruised to another Premier League victory this afternoon with a 4-0 hammering of Southampton.
The Reds went into half-time goalless but produced a scintillating second-half display to see off Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men.
Goals from Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson, and a double for Mo Salah saw the Merseysiders home. It means it’s now 25 games without defeat this term for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Among the good performances in the Reds’ ranks today was a divine show of attacking play from Brazilian striker, Roberto Firmino.
The forward, so often overlooked as Mo Salah and Sadio Mane dominate headlines, produced a masterclass in how to play in the middle of a front three at the very top level.
A hat-trick of assists for Firmino was just as important as the goals he scored. The Liverpool fans, then, were delighted with their man and took to Twitter to sing his praises following the game.
Bobby Firmino is different gravy pic.twitter.com/QIM8pNiDe2
— David James (@DavidLFC1) February 1, 2020
Bobby Firmino is my man of the match
— Cindymonel™ (@cindy_blog) February 1, 2020
Describe Bobby Firmino with one word.
— Count of Monte Cristo (@iburniton96) February 1, 2020
Bobby Firmino is possibly the most unique player I've ever seen in a Liverpool shirt. A truly special player. The link in this team.
— Josh Hawkins (@JoshHawkins96) February 1, 2020
— Darren Hoey (@MrDarrenHoey) February 1, 2020
Bobby Firmino at times was just like…..no words tbf
— ToggerGuru (@ToggerGuru) February 1, 2020
Bobby firmino is the most special forward we've all ever seen. The whole team is a special squad. Also Joe was like a mammoth giant not letting anyone pass through. Becoming too easy now😉♥️.@LFC
— Aditya Rane (@adiji) February 1, 2020
Bobby Firmino with 3 assists is why he is the most complete forward on the planet.
— Jack Lee (@JackLeem8) February 1, 2020
The link that brings it all together – TBR View
What a performance from Firmino today. Liverpool fans are rightly lauding him after the game and the whole of world football seems to be taking notice, too.
Firmino has so often lurked in the shadows. However, he’s emerging now as the key player in Liverpool’s brilliant attacking play.
He’s living proof that the modern-day centre-forward is not all about just scoring goals. Movement, a footballing brain, and involving teammates are just as important.
Roberto Firmino does those things better than most at Liverpool and will rightfully walk away from this season with a Premier League winners medal.