Firmino expected to be on bench for Brazil’s clash against Belgium, Liverpool fans react

Roberto Firmino had a stunning 2017-18 campaign for Liverpool as he scored 26 goals in all competitions and formed a stunning forward line alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

The former Hoffenheim attacker was pivotal in the Reds securing a top-four finish in the Premier League, as well as reaching the Champions League final.

Unsurprisingly, Firmino was named in Tite’s Brazil squad for the World Cup in Russia, but Liverpool fans have been disappointed by the lack of starts for their false 9.

In total, the 26-year-old has played just 37 minutes of action across three substitute appearances, but he managed to score after coming on against Mexico in his nation’s 2-0 victory in the last-16 stage.

Some fans would have thought that Firmino’s impact would warrant him a starting spot against Belgium, but Tite confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus will keep his place.

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Liverpool supporters have been posting their thoughts on yet another snub via Reddit.

Some are upset by Tite’s decision, while others are happy due to the minimal risk of injury.