Roberto Firmino has had to play a bit-part role for Brazil at the World Cup, much to the dislike of Liverpool fans.
The 26-year-old was a key player in the Reds’ season as he formed part of a scintillating attack alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
In total, Firmino scored 26 goals in all competitions, including 15 in the Premier League to help Liverpool finish fourth, and 10 in the Champions League to push them to the final, which they lost to Real Madrid 3-1 in Kiev.
Despite the forward’s fantastic campaign in front of goal, Brazil coach Tite has opted to select Gabriel Jesus in all four of the nation’s matches so far.
Firmino has only played 37 minutes of competitive action in Russia across three fixtures after coming on as a substitute.
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The Liverpool star opened his scoring account on Monday after Neymar slid the ball across for his teammate to knock into an open goal, which signalled a 2-0 victory over Mexico in the last-16 stage.
Somewhat bizarrely, a handful of Brazil’s players ran to Neymar first instead of the goalscorer.
Some Liverpool fans took note of this and criticised the Paris Saint-Germain star on Twitter.
— Andrew Foster (@foster432149) July 2, 2018
A much better and professional scene then Neymar for sure. I didnt know being taken the ball from you,hurt THAT much! ?? Neymar is such a little dival Firmino is a MAN! ??
— Son Of The Sea (@SotsUndertaker) July 2, 2018
Firmino scores and all the Brazil players run to Neymar to celebrate. What a show pony with a fragile ego he is !
— Paul Rice (@ricey0101) July 2, 2018
Firmino scores and the celebrate with Neymar looool gonna enjoy seeing him cry when they lose to France
— #NK8 (@Nabyllionaire) July 2, 2018
Cannot stand Neymar or this Brazil team worshiping him. Firmino scores and they all run to him, so Firmino can’t even celebrate his first ever #WorldCup goal
— Mohi (@mohificent) July 2, 2018
It’s really not nice to see how undervalued Bobby is by the Brazilians, at least he’ll be one of the main men back at Anfield this season!
Love ya Bobby!! ?
— Richard Leon Hancock (@richh81) July 2, 2018