Roberto Firmino Sacrificed A Crazy Amount Of Money Not Stealing Mane’s Goal
Jurgen Klopp and his Reds side went to the Bet365 Stadium and romped to a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night thanks to Mane's strike and a double from substitute Mo Salah.
The result leaves Liverpool fifth in the Premier League table, just four points off fourth-placed Arsenal, but Firmino might be worrying more about the digits in his bank balance this afternoon.
As he opened the scoring in the 17th minute, Mane watched on as the ball trickled towards the goal-line, and Firmino had ample opportunity to make it his own.
love mane pleading with firmino to let it bounce in here pic.twitter.com/Zqi1dIyRSv- Swinging Christmas Ultra (@NarrativeUltra) November 30, 2017
But he didn't, and according to Football Leaks, via the Mirror, it cost him tens of thousands of pounds.
Apparently, Firmino earns a basic wage of £68,085-a-week, and makes an additional £1.1million in bonuses. Allegedly, he earned £25,000 for each of his first five goals and between six and 10 he is said to earn £45,000, and £65,000 from 11 onward.
That means he passed up a whopping £45,000 in that generous moment - although we're not feeling too sorry for him, to be honest!
Fans were split over what they would have done:
Firmino letting that roll in instead of snaking Mane's goal. That's the kind of mate I need in life- Ü (@ThoseScouseLads) November 29, 2017
Firmino could've easily nabbed Mané's goal. Sums him up: selfless player. What a guy :red_circle::flag_br: pic.twitter.com/NEr2mmZiJp- Raj Chohan (@rajsinghchohan) November 29, 2017
Shout out to Bobby Firmino for not being a goal stealing grass, what a man.- Jay ♂️ (@64_bit_hero) November 29, 2017
if you were roberto firmino, would you have stolen sadio mane's goal? i definitely would've. pic.twitter.com/U9GlVA8qwf- justin lew block (@JBlock49) November 29, 2017
Firmino not leathering that ball in from a yard is why he'll never be a top stat padder. Batshuayi would've put that in the top corner, whipped his shirt off, and tweeted about it before Stoke restarted the game.- GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) November 29, 2017
A lethal No.9 dispatches Mane's chipped shot. Firmino allowed it to go in. Call it unselfish, but he should be powering that home himself. No prisoners- Steve McVeigh (@SteveMcVeigh123) November 30, 2017
What would you have done?
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