Here is the video of Roberto Firmino posing with a baby while sitting on the bench against Everton.
Liverpool had a chance to retain the top spot in the table, but they failed to overlap Manchester City as the Reds failed to overcome a massive hurdle by beating their arch-rivals Everton at Goodison Park. The game ended in a stalemate which frustrated most of the Anfield faithful, but there are still nine games left in the season.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 3, 2019
There is no doubt Liverpool must find their old mojo to pick results week in week out and hand over the rest to the Manchester City opponents. It has been a few tough weeks since the start of the New Year for Jurgen Klopp’s men who have looked nervous which is directly playing a role in the results.
The Reds talisman Mohamed Salah had an excellent chance to go ahead in the game, but he failed to beat Jordan Pickford in a one-v-one situation during the first half. Moments before the full-time whistle, Fabinho had an excellent touch, but his first touch let him down and resulted in another corner.
However, the cameras turned towards Roberto Firmino after the second half whistle. The Brazilian was posing with an infant baby which became the center of attraction at that moment.
“What’s the game come to?”
Roberto Firmino posing for photos with a random woman’s baby is probably not something he expected to be doing during today’s game. 😂
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 3, 2019
The former Hoffenheim forward came on half an hour before the conclusion of the game, but he was not able to have any effect on the game. He produced a tame contribution for the remainder of the game and the game was frustrating for the Reds.
The fans had their say on this incident which came as a surprise to many.
Firmino posing with babies while on the bench. The Friendly Derby..
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) March 3, 2019
Roberto Firmino holding an actual baby and not locating his shirt in one of the great bench displays in PL history
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) March 3, 2019
Firmino having a photo with a fan whilst my man looks mad af that he didn’t get pic.twitter.com/DA3X37EBdo
— | 26 | 🏴 (@RadRobbo) March 3, 2019
Ok but in this picture Firmino is handing the baby back??? https://t.co/fKvSdvOpwy
— Shan (@Shannxo) March 3, 2019
Roberto Firmino – class act taking a pic with a baby for a fan.
— WorldWideChels (@WorldWideChels) March 3, 2019
In the post-match press conference, Klopp was seemingly pissed off with the performance and said Everton wanted more than Liverpool did during the game.
“Salah is doing everything right up until the last second, we had our moments and we have to fight the circumstances and the opposition, the boys did that. Our derbies are over and we play all the others now. It was not a genius game but we got a point against an opponent who is double motivated.
“We have to take the situation as it is. We talk about a free-flowing Liverpool side the other day and now we have Burnley at Anfield. Only 400 yards away from here but a completely different game. We have to show stability and fight for the result.” said Klopp.
Liverpool have shifted their formation from 4-3-3 to 4-2-3-1 which has forced Roberto Firmino to operate as an attacking midfielder than a striker. The Brazilian, who mustered out 27 goals and 17 assists last season has not entered into double figures this term.
The change in the role has taken an effect for Liverpool’s number 9 who required time to settle down and get his name on the score sheet. Even though he has not been scoring goals, he is the integral cog of the team who ticks the whole team around him.
The likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are further up the pitch and mainly depend on his supply from the midfield to have their say before the front of the goal.
Once in an interview, Jurgen Klopp said that Roberto Firmino produces world-class output every single day, unlike his teammates Salah and Mane.
“Mo Salah, world class, but not every day. Sadio Mane, world class, but not every day. Roberto Firmino, world class, pretty much every day,” Klopp said.
Liverpool will invite Burnley to Anfield on Sunday before taking on Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16 in Germany.