Liverpool fans’ treatment of Roberto Firmino during Sunday’s win over Manchester United proved that loyalty still exists in football.
That’s the view of Newcastle United forward Callum Wilson, who was delighted by the crowd’s reaction to Firmino’s goal.
“He’s still been such a legend for you guys [Liverpool]. And it was epitomised by the fans’ reaction the other day when he scored,” Wilson told the Footballer’s Football Podcast. “Everyone in the stadium, even the players, was so buzzing for him, it was a nice thing to see. That’s loyalty in itself. It just shows that it does still exist in football.”
Bobby puts the cherry on the cake for Liverpool
How could Liverpool fans not be delighted for Firmino on Sunday? If there was one player the whole of the fanbase was willing to score, it was Bobby.
In pre-game fantasies, that was perhaps a late winner or a thunderous long-ranger from the £29m man. In the end, it was neither of those things. But it was perhaps something even better.
Coming on as a late substitute with Liverpool already 4-0 up, Firmino sensed his chance to get in on the act. The reception for his introduction onto the pitch alone was raucous, but you just knew the roof would come off if he scored. Bobby duly delivered.
On a day where Liverpool’s next generation attack was shown off in all its glory, our No.9 had the final say. It was such a fitting end to a truly legendary game of football. As Jurgen Klopp said, it was a ‘special’ moment.
There had been some eyebrows raised by pundits that the revelation of Firmino leaving had come out so close to the game against United. But in the end, it’s fair to say that the news somewhat galvanised the Anfield crowd.
Determined to show the Brazilian just what he means to them, the stadium was a cauldron of noise right from the off. As each goal hit the net, those decibel levels seemed to rise and rise, culminating with a record high when Firmino slotted past David de Gea in-front of the Kop. A glorious moment now etched into Bobby’s Liverpool story. You really do love to see it.
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