By Dominic Toner
Roberto Firmino made a late substitute appearance for Brazil against Argentina – and Liverpool supporters were pleased to see him make a contribution.
Brazil earned a comfortable 3-0 victory in the World Cup qualifier, with Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho scoring the decisive goals.
The result means that Brazil maintain their position at the top of the South American qualifying group and leaves Argentina in risk of missing out on the major tournament.
Firmino was introduced to the action in the 82nd minute and was denied a late goal by the post.
The 25-year-old got the call ahead of Chelsea’s Willian which shows what great form he has been in recently.
Liverpool fans were pleased to see their attacker make an impact off the bench in a highly competitive Brazil squad and also praised his team-mate Coutinho.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Firmino has become a crucial player under Jurgen Klopp this season and taken up the central striker role.
The attacker is currently the first-choice ahead of Daniel Sturridge and has built an exciting partnernship alongside Coutinho and summer signing Sadio Mane.
He has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring six goals and supplying six assists.
The Merseyside club are now regarded as serious contenders for the Premier League and will need Firmino to continue this top form if they are to win the title.
In other Liverpool news, Martin Keown has given his verdict on the club’s out-of-favour forward.