Much of Liverpool’s recent success has been down to the superb form of their all-star front three – Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
The latter arrived on Merseyside from Hoffenheim in 2015 as an attacking midfielder but has transitioned into one of Europe’s most effective centre-forwards under Jurgen Klopp.
Firmino has scored 77 times in 235 games for Liverpool and he’s never failed to reach double figures for goals in each of his five seasons at the club.
The versatile forward is blessed with lovely vision, technique and link-up play but scoring whilst turning his head away from goal has arguably become his biggest trademark at Liverpool.
So far in his career, Firmino has scored seven goals without looking and his “no-look” finishes prove he’s one of the cheekiest yet coolest customers in world football right now.
Firmino’s seven “no-look” goals
The skilful Brazilian started to make a name for himself whilst at Hoffenheim and it’s in Germany where his “no-look” goalscoring streak began at Werder Bremen in 2014.
Firmino’s two “no-look” finishes for his country came in a friendly match with Chile and in a 5-0 win over Peru in last year’s Copa America, which hosts Brazil went on to win.
The remaining four of the 28-year-old’s “no-look” goals have all been whilst playing for Liverpool, with three of those being scored at Anfield.
Swansea City, West Ham United and Arsenal have all fallen victim to Firmino’s cheeky trademark, as did Sevilla during a crazy 3-3 draw in the 2017-18 Champions League.
Check out a compilation of Bobby Firmino‘s “no-look” goals in the video below:
Of course, people can say that any professional footballer should be able to hit the back of the net without looking from a few yards away.
However, you don’t see too many players attempting the “no-look” finish, which suggests that Firmino deserves some credit for pulling it off in stylish fashion on seven different occasions.
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