Robert Firmino signed for Liverpool in July 2015 and for the next eight years established himself as one of the club’s most popular players. The master of the no-look goal earned plaudits and fan adulation for his creativity, goalscoring and work ethic. Jurgen Klopp saw Firmino as the on-pitch ‘engine’ that propelled the club’s counter-pressing system. Together with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, Firmino formed a formidable trio of attack.
Roberto Firmino brought joy to Liverpool (and indeed all football) fans with his beaming smile, selfless demeanour and audacious skill. He was one of the most important figures in Liverpool’s recent history and success, garnering seven winners’ medals.
The Kop rewarded Roberto with their ultimate accolade – his own song. ‘Si, Senor’ serenaded him countless times at Anfield, with the impassioned line:
‘Si, Senor, give the ball to Bobby and he will score.’
This memoir celebrates Roberto’s cherished years in a red shirt, reliving his time at LFC in the exuberant, impassioned style which made the club’s fans fall in love with him in the first place.