Liverpool fans bid adieu to one of their most beloved players, Roberto Firmino, this summer as the Brazilian forward leaves the club after eight memorable seasons. Firmino departs Anfield with an impressive tally of 111 goals and six major honours, including the Champions League and Premier League titles.
Known for his selflessness and work ethic, Firmino was a fan favourite and a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s team. He arrived at Liverpool in 2015 from Hoffenheim and quickly established himself as a crucial player, playing in a central forward role and scoring 11 goals in his debut season.
However, it was during the 2017-2018 season when Firmino formed the legendary attacking trio with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. He scored 27 goals that season and helped Liverpool reach the Champions League final, where they lost to Real Madrid. In the following season, he contributed 16 goals as Liverpool won the Champions League and narrowly missed out on the Premier League title.
Firmino’s impact on Liverpool was most apparent during their historic 2019-20 season, where the club won their first Premier League title in 30 years. Firmino played in all 38 games, scoring crucial goals against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolverhampton Wanderers. His contributions were a testament to his importance to the team and his legacy at Liverpool.
Firmino’s departure comes as Liverpool looks to refresh its attacking options with the likes of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, and Darwin Nunez. However, his influence on Liverpool’s success cannot be understated, and he will be remembered as one of the greatest players to have donned the famous red shirt.
As Liverpool fans bid farewell to Firmino, they will remember his dazzling skills, unforgettable celebrations, and the thousands of miles he ran on the pitch. His departure marks the end of an era at Liverpool, but his legacy will live on for years to come.