Reds left-back Andy Robertson has faith that Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino will end his Anfield goal drought soon.
Robertson and his Liverpool teammates defeated arch-rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield in the Premier League yesterday thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.
Liverpool possess a 16-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand. Liverpool’s winning margin against United could have been far greater had Firmino’s goal not been overturned by VAR.
Van Dijk had apparently fouled Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea before Firmino had scored, which was why the goal was disallowed.
It would have been the Brazilian’s first Anfield goal since he scored against Porto last April in the Champions League, but Robertson is confident his teammate will find the back of the net at Anfield again.
“It’s tough, that’s VAR for you,” said Robertson of Firmino’s disallowed goal, as quoted by Sky Sports. “You celebrate the goal and Bobby’s thinking ‘I’m back at Anfield and have scored again’.
“It was a fantastic strike, and then of course it gets ruled out. That’s the way football is going. Bobby’s goal at Anfield will come sooner rather than later.”
Firmino’s Anfield drought isn’t something to be concerned about. He has been really good this season in front of goal.
Away from home, he has scored seven goals in the Premier League. It is not a prolific return, but that is not his role in the team.
There is no denying he has made everyone else around him better with his overall football skill and intelligence this season.