The Reds’ No. 9 was front and centre of the attack once more, plundering 16 goals across all competitions in 2018/19.
It wasn’t quite as prolific a campaign as the previous year, but this time around Firmino had to contend with a deeper role for part of the season, one or two late-season injuries and half of Europe playing with what seemed like 20 players deep inside their own penalty box at times.
Instead, Firmino’s responsibilities centred around making space for others, his work rate off the ball and tactical flexibility—while a bunch of goals were also a nice addition!
Domestically, his most impressive run came around the turn of the year, as our Bobby hit a hat-trick against Arsenal, put the finishing touches on an immense team goal against Man City and scored one in the 4-3 win over Crystal Palace.
Other memorable strikes include a late winner against PSG, a brilliant header against Spurs and poacher-like close-range finishes against a succession of sides.
Of course, the Brazilian provided a trademark no-look finish or two along the way—one against Arsenal stands out in the mind—while his second of three against the Gunners was one of his best individual goals, a slaloming run between the entire defence before a fine, low finish.
It’s 66 goals in the red shirt now for Firmino; here’s to many more ahead in 2019/20!