Liverpool fans have reacted with outrage to the news that Roberto Firmino was not nominated as part of the FIFA World XI for 2018.

Mohamed Salah’s incredible debut season on Merseyside naturally attracted the attention of football fans and this means that Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané, who both enjoyed the best seasons of their careers didn’t receive the praise they deserved.

Firmino is thought by some to be the most important player in the Liverpool squad as it’s his work rate and selfless attitude that really helps Jürgen Klopp’s style of play thrive even if Salah and Mané are indispensable.

The Brazilian scored and assisted 27 goals and 17 assists respectively, including 10 in the Champions League as Liverpool made it all the way to the Champions League final in Kiev.

The nominees for the top forwards in the world were released by FIFPro on Monday and the notable exclusion of Roberto Firmino has raised eyebrows, with Liverpool supporters shocked.

 

The likes of Romelu Lukaku, Karim Benzema and Mario Mandzukic were included and there is certainly an argument to be made for Firmino being better than all three over the last 12 months.

Fans on Twitter certainly believe so.

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