Liverpool battered Arsenal today to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League table to nine points, with a hat-trick from Roberto Firmino being fundamental in ensuring the Reds obtained the victory.
Firmino has had a somewhat subdued season in front of goal for Liverpool this season but turned that on it’s head this evening, with the second goal being the pick of the bunch after an exquisite piece of dribbling, putting the Arsenal defence on the ground before slotting home.
This was preceded by a fortuitous goal amongst more confusion within Emery’s defence, while he completed his hat-trick with a calm penalty in the second half.
Fans were full of praise for the Brazilian on Twitter and could barely contain their excitement for the potential effect of his goals in the title race:
That’s Firmino’s first ever hat-trick, I love that man
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 29, 2018
THE BEST IN THE WORLD HIS NAME IS BOBBY FIRMINO
— RedScouserBrasil (@redscouserbr) December 29, 2018
Bobby Firmino fucking marry me!!!!
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) December 29, 2018
That is just insane. Take a bow, Bobby Firmino.
— Robin (@Robish13) December 29, 2018
Fans were also delighted to see the return of Bobby’s trademark ‘no-look’ goal for Liverpool’s opener and followed it up with another bizarre celebration — it epitomized everything supporters love about Firmino.
Now nine points clear at the top, this certainly has the feeling of a special season and Liverpool have every reason to feel confident before Thursday’s crucial trip to the Etihad.