Roberto Firmino, who was the main player in Liverpool’s ‘golden age’ of the English Premier League, left a touching farewell gift to the team and home fans. Firmino, who scored an equalizer that saved the team from defeat, moved the hearts of the home fans with hot tears after the match.
Firmino was substituted and scored a goal in the match against Aston Villa in the 37th round of the EPL in the 2022-2023 season held at Liverpool Anfield, the home stadium, on the 20th at 11:00 pm (Korean time). Firmino, who was substituted in the 27th minute of the second half when the team was trailing 0-1, scored a valuable equalizer with the help of Mohamed Salah in the 44th minute of the second half. A goal from Firmino gave Liverpool a narrow 1-1 draw. Liverpool will go to the UEFA Europa League next season. The chances of qualifying for the Champions League are gone.
Firmino’s equalizer was a final farewell gift to the home fans. Firmino is leaving Liverpool as his contract expires at the end of the season. The Liverpool club announced on its official website on the 18th that it would not renew the contract with four players including Firmino, James Miller, Navi Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. With this, Firmino said goodbye to Liverpool after 8 years.스포츠토토
Firmino moved to Liverpool from Hoffenheim in Germany in the 2015-2016 season. Firmino, who has been the team’s main player since the first season of his transfer, led the team’s heyday by recording double-digit points for four consecutive seasons from the 2018 to 2019 season. In the 2019-2020 season, he became the first Brazilian player to score 50 EPL goals. With Liverpool, he won the league title, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
However, from the 2020-2021 season, he lost his starting position as his performance declined, and in the end, he could not renew the contract. Perhaps because of this regret, Firmino shed tears after playing his final home game at Anfield.
The Daily Star, a British media outlet, said, “Firmino burst into tears after scoring a goal just before the end of the game in the last match played at home.”
Fans also cheered for Firmino and regretted saying goodbye. When the final whistle blew, Firmino shed tears, and the crowd chanted Firmino’s name with a standing ovation to see off the departing star. Many fans remembered his last goal on social media, saying, ‘Although we didn’t get the three points for our Champions League hopes, we could see Firmino’s last dance at Anfield’.