Refusing to be selfish, this is Firmino’s moment to let Mane score

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“When the team is more important than your own achievements. Kudos to Firmino”

1NEWS – Roberto Firmino is not the typical perfect No.9. But he is quite good as a teammate. Maybe that’s what other players have in mind who have experienced how nice it is when Firmino is in the front position.

At Liverpool, this is the Brazilian’s seventh season, and he remains one of Jurgen Klopp’s mainstays and the fans are delighted that Firmino is still at Anfield.

For Liverpool who have won the Champions League and Premier League in recent years, Firmino’s goal ratio may not be one of the best. In 295 games in all competitions, he has scored 88 goals.

During Liverpool’s title-winning campaign in 2019/20, Firmino played 52 games and scored just 12 goals.

But despite the lack of goals, Firmino — as mentioned at the beginning of this article — is the perfect team-mate. And there’s no better way to describe it except for one moment in November 2017.

As Liverpool play Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium on a chilly Wednesday night. The match, of course, ended in victory for Liverpool. 3-0. Two goals each from Mohamed Salah and one from Mane.

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Mane made it 1-0 in the 17th minute when he poked the ball beautifully past Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant.

However, Grant’s touch on the ball caused the ball to roll slowly across the line.

And Firmino who was standing not far from the ball should have easily landed the ball. But instead he decided not to be selfish and let the goal happen on Mane’s behalf.

Whereas in the agreed contract, every time Firmino scores a goal, he will get a bonus outside of salary.

According to a report from Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, Firmino was earning £68,085 per week at that time.

And will get £25,000/Rp. 493 million for each of his first five goals. If you manage to score 6-10 goals further it will get £ 45,000 to £ 65,000 / Rp. 889 – 1.2 billion.

That time Firmino had scored nine goals when Liverpool traveled to Stoke Firmino would have pocketed and that meant Firmino lost £45,000/Rp. 889 million.

But fortunately in the same season, Firmino actually scored 27 goals in all competitions. Most productive. Indeed, good intentions produce goodness in the future.

(persistent faithadi dharma/gie)

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