The Brazilian’s future has been much discussed having entered the final year of his deal, with his form and recent injury history only murking the waters further.
But against Bournemouth, Firmino made his mark with just three minutes on the clock, setting up Luis Diaz before then teeing up both Harvey Elliott and Trent Alexander-Arnold for a hat-trick of assists.
His name was soon on the scoresheet for the first time at Anfield in the Premier League since December 2020, a long overdue goal for the No. 9, which he then added to after the break.
With two goals and three assists in a 9-0 win (NINE!), Firmino’s performance is what Reds have longed for and his efforts were rightly lauded.
There were quite a few asking whether Roberto Firmino still has something to offer Liverpool after defeat at Old Trafford. Just the three assists and a goal for him so far with 31 minutes gone today.
— David Lynch (@dmlynch) August 27, 2022
— Michael Reid (@michael_reid11) August 27, 2022
Narrator: he did find it! ?? https://t.co/bGX6QnLc50
— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) August 27, 2022
Bobby Firmino is loving life, therefore I’m loving life. pic.twitter.com/ijwqnuJsy2
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) August 27, 2022
I love Bobby Firmino. I’m so glad he’s back to his best today.
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) August 27, 2022
Bobby Firmino. My favorite player at Liverpool for some time now. He gets so much crap and blame. If you watch the game closely, you will see how much and what he brings to Liverpool. One of a kind. pic.twitter.com/9l09PIK9Lt
— George Chomakov (@chomakovg) August 27, 2022
Me in Anfield watching this Bobby Firmino performance … pic.twitter.com/tmyNAllemb
— Chris ?? (@TheVirgilEffect) August 27, 2022
1 no look
Bobby Firmino is back pic.twitter.com/o07Un1SoQ0
— Jürgen (@Jurgegenpressed) August 27, 2022
When Bobby Firmino shows up it’s game over for any opposition pic.twitter.com/7wPUAKtTdW
— Charlotte? (@Sher175C) August 27, 2022
— LFCfooty (@_FootballTwts) August 27, 2022
When Bobby firmino scores this world becomes a beautiful place.
— Ritesh (@Samba9Firmino) August 27, 2022
The 30-year-old has needed a performance like that for some time and it came when Liverpool’s backs were against the walls after a turbulent start to the season.