Roberto Firmino played his last game for Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Image: Twitter @AnythingLFC_

Firmino left in tears as Anfield pays tribute

Roberto Firmino broke down in tears after he scored a crucial late goal for Liverpool in his last home game against Aston Villa.


Roberto Firmino played his last game for Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. Image: Twitter @AnythingLFC_

Roberto Firmino left Anfield for the last time as a Liverpool player ‘very proud’ of everything achieved during his eight years with the club.

Firmino scored in his final Anfield appearance, marking the occasion with a dramatic late equaliser as the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon..

It was the 110th goal of Firmino’s career at the club, which has also featured 361 appearances and seven winner’s medals, including Premier League and Champions League glory.

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Firmino forged a formidable partnership with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, which was considered one of the most dangerous attacking trios in the world. 

Firmino leaves Liverpool as a legend

He was the subject of a special send-off after the final whistle, alongside Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who also bid farewell to L4.

Speaking after the game about his unforgettable spell at Liverpool, Firmino said: “In the beginning when I arrived it was hard to adapt to the climate, the football, everything. As for every player, it’s the same.

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“But thank you God, we achieved everything here, we won everything together. Without my teammates, my family, the manager, you cannot do this. I’m very proud of the history, for everything we achieved together,” Firmino said.

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Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp was emotional as he had to say goodbye to his four players including Firmino.

“Definitely, definitely [feeling emotional]. “I saw now his kids, I’m not sure, maybe the eldest one is older than seven probably, that means I know them all since they were babies. Same for Millie.”