By Will Butcher
Roberto Firmino has revealed his delight on Twitter after scoring in Brazil’s demolition of South American rivals Bolivia 5-0 on Thursday night.
The 25-year-old came on as a substitute midway through the second half, before rounding off Brazil’s emphatic win with superb header from Liverpool teammate Coutinho’s corner. Coutinho had earlier put Brazil 2-0 up with a close-range finish.
Former Hoffenheim forward Firmino revealed on his personal Twitter account that his goal was “really a special moment” on a night when Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Filipe Luis also found the net.
Although not renowned for his aerial prowess, Liverpool’s number 11 climbed highest at the back post to connect with a superb Coutinho corner.
The win pushes Brazil a step closer to confirming their place at Russia’s 2018 World Cup, as they lie in second with 18 points from half as many games. Uruguay top the group with 19.
Brazil next face Venezuela on Tuesday, with both Firmino and Coutinho expected to feature in Tite’s side following their impressive displays against Bolivia.
Liverpool’s first-choice striker has been superb in a red shirt this term. Four goals in eight league and cup encounters has established Firmino as Jurgen Klopp’s first-team attacking spearhead, keeping out the likes of Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge.
Klopp will be hoping Firmino’s fine form continues as they host Manchester United in the Premier League’s next Monday night fixture on October 17.
In other Liverpool news, Jamie Carragher has had this to say about a senior Liverpool player.