The news of Roberto Firmino’s likely departure from Liverpool couldn’t have come at a worse time
Firmino is reportedly likely to leave the Reds at the conclusion of the season, according to reports that surfaced on Friday afternoon. With Liverpool set to face Manchester United this weekend, Michael Brown told BBC Football Daily that the timing was completely inconvenient.
“What I don’t understand is why it’s being released now. Why are we learning about his departure from the football team on the night of a crucial game for them? “I just don’t get it,” Brown grumbled.
Bobby is not looking to upset the status quo.
Many Liverpool fans will disagree with Brown, who played in the Premier League for eight seasons.
Indeed, the timing could have been better. Yet it’s not as if Firmino’s departure is a) a great surprise or b) important to Liverpool’s immediate future.
Bobby is not a man who enjoys being in the spotlight. Piers Morgan, this isn’t a Cristiano Ronaldo moment.
From the outside, there may appear to be a rocking of the boat. But Liverpool supporters will not, or should not, view it that way.
Firmino has earned the right to go out however he thinks appropriate. The 31-year-old is not one to mope about the apparent injustice of not always being on the team. There’s no concern about him upsetting people.
Instead, you can bet Bobby will go about his business quietly as normal. In fact, receiving the news shortly before a big game could energise the audience as they come to terms with a hero leaving.
Firmino appears unlikely to start against United for the time being. Yet if he ever gets on the field, there will be a great outpouring of support for the Brazilian.
In a huge game with close margins, maybe that kind of energy around the stadium and the squad can just give them that additional push. Other from that, it appears like Brown, for some reason, has no idea what kind of player or person our No.9 is. During his interview with the BBC, it is clear that the 45-year-old considers Firmino to be a midfielder. Views are no longer valid.