Liverpool fans hit out at Firmino after Brazilian attempts cut-back instead of shooting at open goal

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Liverpool fans hit out at Firmino after Brazilian attempts cut-back instead of shooting at open goal

Sheffield United vs Liverpool

Sunday’s Premier League action is set to draw to a close at Bramall Lane shortly, with Sheffield United playing host to Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s side headed into the meeting in pretty dire form.

An injury-stricken Liverpool had fallen to defeat in their last four Premier League outings before Sunday.

They had also, on the back of a sensational unbeaten run, lost their last four fixtures at Anfield.

Such dismal form saw the Merseysiders slip down to 6th in the Premier League table.

But, after West Ham and Chelsea, currently sitting directly above the Reds, both dropped points over the weekend, Klopp’s men were aware that they had a great chance to regain some ground in the race for a Champions League spot.

Firmino squanders big chance

As things stand, though, Liverpool are yet to break the deadlock in Sheffield.

The Reds have dominated the tie, and though Aaron Ramsdale has made some solid saves, the visitors simply haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal.

One player in particular, though, has born the brunt of Liverpool fans’ frustrations following the first 45.

That man is Robert Firmino, who, after finding himself in possession of the ball facing an open goal, bizarrely opted to attempt a cut-back, instead of taking aim himself:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 26 36 62
2 Manchester United FC 25 21 49
3 Leicester City FC 26 15 49
4 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
5 Chelsea FC 25 16 43
6 Liverpool FC 25 11 40
7 Everton FC 24 4 40
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 14 39
9 Aston Villa FC 24 12 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 26 -6 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 26 -14 33
14 Southampton FC 25 -12 30
15 Burnley FC 26 -16 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 26 -11 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 26 -35 17
20 Sheffield United FC 25 -26 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
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Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
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