“The Brazilian Dalglish,” “Champagne football” – Liverpool fans laud Firmino in 3-1 win over Newcastle

14 September 2019

Liverpool came from behind to beat Newcastle 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday, with Roberto Firmino‘s performance the talk of social media.


Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle

Premier League, Anfield
September 14, 2019

Goals: Mane 28′ & 40′, Salah 72′; Willems 7′


The Reds returned to action with the visit of the Magpies, with victory expected on Merseyside.

Jetro Willems stunned the home crowd with a fierce early strike, however, as Jurgen Klopp‘s side started in flat fashion.

Sadio Mane beautifully curled in an equaliser to ease the nerves, though, before tapping into an empty prior to half-time.

Mohamed Salah sealed the victory with a precise finish, following an outrageous piece of skill by an unplayable Firmino, ensuring Liverpool retain their 100 percent record in the league.

Here’s how fans reacted to the result on Twitter, Facebook and This Is Anfield’s forums.

 

Firmino’s wonderful performance from the bench caught the eye…

“Firmino is the Brazilian Dalglish” – Nik Reece on Facebook.

“Firmino, the champagne of football” – 20ATHLONE on the forums.

 

Other individuals also received praise, as did the team display…

“Mane… is the man hey!” – Stewart Strahan on Facebook.

“And Mo, with the icing on the cake goal!” – Maria on the forums.

 

VAR was again a talking point for all the wrong reasons…

 

It’s 14 successive Premier League wins for the Reds…

“1st team ever to win 14 games in a row whilst scoring 2 or more in every game! Up the mighty Reds” – Chris Fletcher on Facebook.

“High 5 for 5 wins out of 5, 14 wins on the bounce………but meh….people say we’re just a cup team” – Redsi73 on the forums.

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