Roberto Firmino struck twice for Liverpool against Swansea City on Saturday and his second was particularly impressive which led Atletico Madrid hitman Antoine Griezmann to publicly appreciate Liverpool’s forward.
Liverpool have never been known to be a club that spends extraordinary amounts of money to secure the signature of one player. In the summer of 2016, Manchester United signed Paul Pogba for a record-breaking £89 million – something which is completely alien to the supporters of a club who have always bought on the cheap with the aim to develop and nurture talent into the world beaters which sell for the mind-boggling fees the world of football demand.
Just a quick disclaimer: at no point or juncture am I or any Rousing the Kop affiliate trying to argue that Liverpool is trying to sign Antoine Griezmann.
Right, back to the article.
Yesterday Liverpool were shit. That’s the ugly truth of it. Liverpool have dropped points to the team at the bottom of the league twice this season. That’s bloody awful for a side that claims to be challenging for the shiny cup which says you win the Premier League.
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Despite the hideous mess that was letting 31-year-old Fernando Llorente score two goals in four minutes, Antoine Griezmann found Roberto Firmino’s display up front worthy of a complimentary tweet.
The Brazilian forward scored two goals to draw the home side level but it was his second goal that drew massive roars from the crowd. After a looped cross into Swansea’s box, Firmino made the most of the confusion to bring the ball down and batter the ball past Fabianksi in one fell swoop.
Griezmann loved it.
Firmino is : TOP player 🚀
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) January 21, 2017
Naturally, Liverpool’s fans lost their minds and took it as an opportunity to bombard the French international with pleas to join the club.
Unfortunately, I doubt any will prove fruitful. Especially if rumours of a summer move to Manchester United hold any weight. Imagine that. Pogba and Griezmann breaking the transfer record in back to back seasons. Ruddy Frenchman.