Roberto Firmino’s eight-year spell at Liverpool ended with a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa. The Brazilian forward scored the equaliser in a match that was marred by yet another shambolic display from the referee, John Brooks. Despite the result, Liverpool fans were delighted to see Firmino get the last word, with Paul Grech, This Is Anfield, Jamie Holme, Michael Reid and Billy Liddell all taking to social media to express their admiration.
The result also served as a reminder of the improvements needed in the summer, with Jordan Henderson’s performance highlighting the need for a new number 8. The Reds have strung together an impressive winning streak, but this match was a timely reminder of the work still to be done. Aston Villa were also guilty of time-wasting tactics throughout the game, with Chloe Bloxam, Andrew Beasley, Joel Rabinowitz and Phil Blundell all commenting on the issue.
Liverpool have one game left in the season and will be hoping for a strong finish. Jurgen Klopp will be looking to make some key additions in the summer transfer window in order to build on the green shoots of progress seen at the end of this season.