Roberto Firmino was the match-winner for Brazil in their recent victory over Venezuela – and some Liverpool fans on Twitter reacted with huge positivity about his performance.
Brazil secured a 1-0 win over Venezuela to maintain a 100 per cent record in their South American World Cup qualifying and they face Uruguay next Tuesday.
£29million star Firmino (BBC) scored the winning goal midway through the second-half, as he found space inside the six-yard box and tapped in an easy finish.
The 29-year-old forward has now scored three goals in his last three Brazil appearances and is a key player for his national team.
Meanwhile, the goals have dried up for him in a Liverpool shirt and he’s scored just once in 12 appearances across all competitions so far this season.
With attacker Diogo Jota making a huge impact since his arrival at Anfield, it’s cranked up competition for places in the side and Firmino’s position as a nailed-on starter may now be under threat.
Firmino has been at the heart of Liverpool’s success in the past couple of years to help link up play in the false nine position and be part of a devastating front trio, but his impact on games has diminished of late.
Despite his recent troubles at club level, a selection of Liverpool supporters on social media were encouraging towards Firmino for his international display and still massively rate him.
Here are some Reds fans discussing Firmino:
Firmino scoring gives us hope he is still here I’m still firmino in
— Precious (@butthewas) November 14, 2020
Roberto Firmino redemption arc post the internationals. I believe
— Rounak Varma (@rounak_varma) November 14, 2020
For everyone calling Firmino overrated, when he actually plays as a striker for Brazil he scores. He doesn't play as a striker for Liverpool. Don't doubt him
— Aryan🔴⚽ (@Aryxn11) November 14, 2020
#LFC Nice to see Bobby Firmino get the winner for Brazil last night, he got 2 in the last break as well, getting his confidence back with his country….well he wouldn't get it back reading Liverpool twitter..so many want to bin him! #SiSenor
— James McCarthy* (@JamesInvictus) November 14, 2020
Just when everyone was counting Bobby Buckets out he's going to scorch the league after this international break. Just watch!
— EJ Carannante (@EJcarannante) November 14, 2020
— Joseph (@ruanejos) November 14, 2020
He's too selfless at Liverpool. He needs to be more selfish
— gideon_lfc (@gideonlfc) November 14, 2020
Pretty mad how he keeps performing for Brazil but not Liverpool, he just needs a boost of confidence https://t.co/mJe3NR80C1
— ☃️ (@lfcjoyel) November 14, 2020