It was a performance for the ages for Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian followed his stellar display away at Burnley with a masterclass at Anfield. The striker was in scintillating form as he drove Liverpool to a 3-1 victory over a helpless Newcastle United.

Roberto Firmino was in a class of his own this weekend.

Roberto Firmino was in a class of his own this weekend. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Bobby drew plaudits from fans and pundits alike for his vision, passing and movement against the Magpies. He was unplayable. The Newcastle defence didn’t know whether to get tight, leaving space behind them that Firmino would exploit, or stand off him and watch the number 9 just scoop the ball over their head.

The last 3 weeks has seen a raised awareness throughout the game of just how crucial Roberto Firmino is to this Liverpool side, with fans of other teams finally waking up to the preciousness of his undefinable role within Jürgen Klopp’s team. Twitter has reacted to the latest episode of the Firmino show.

Fans picked up on just how unique the Brazilian’s role is. Since his arrival from Hoffenheim, he adapted from an attacking midfield role into a defensive forward that provides bags of assists for his side.

Some supporters are becoming bewildered by Firmino’s insistence on constantly improving. The forward’s form is showing no sign of slowing down.

 

Reds believe that he is still underrated outside of Anfield and that his Mo Salah assist is evidence of his unappreciated ability.

One journalist saw the performance as excuse to poke fun at an old Telegraph article that believed Bobby would transpire to be an overpriced flop in the Premier League. If only they knew…

A Kopite summed it up perfectly. The man makes football watchable, it is a degree of theatre that we haven’t seen since when Luis Suarez would nutmeg whomever he liked.

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