Roberto Firmino amused Liverpool supporters on Wednesday night after he failed to realise the bottle of champagne he was awarded after being named Man of the Match against Bournemouth was his to keep.
The Brazil international, who the Reds signed for a cool £29 million from Hoffenheim in the summer, thought the televised interview had concluded and went to hand the bottle back to the Sky Sports reporter - only to be told “keep it, it’s for you!” (Scroll down this page to see Firmino’s gaffe).
Firmino produced his best performance so far for the Reds last night and now stands a real chance of starting against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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The Liverpool Echo described Firmino as the “best player on the pitch” - and it’s hard to disagree with that assessment.
The attacking midfielder had a hand in Nathaniel Clyne’s goal and produced several touches of the highest quality. This was the kind of performance Liverpool fans were hoping for after Brendan Rodgers agreed for the club to spend so much money to secure his services.
Video: Roberto Firmino's MotM gaffe
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Klopp can bring best out of Firmino
Earlier this week, Klopp admitted he felt Liverpool did well to sign Firmino, despite the huge transfer fee.
The former Borussia Dortmund coach felt the South American playmaker was, for a brief period of time during his spell with Hoffenheim, the best player in the Bundesliga - high praise when you consider some of the players plying their trade with Bayern Munich and Dortmund at the time.
Liverpool fans impressed with Firmino
Liverpool fans have only seen glimpses of Firmino’s quality so far, but they were certainly impressed with what they witnessed last night.
Here are some of the best tweets.
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