Sports Nicknames - Bobby

Roberto Firmino is a name that should be familiar to many Premier League fans over the past several years. The Brazilian forward has helped Liverpool discover their resurgence in form and performed admirably in their pursuit of the title. Liverpool fans have affectionately given him the nickname "Bobby".

Roberty Firmino - Bobby - Illustration.  Art.  Profile drawing.  Liverpool FC.

Firmino started his career with the Brazilian club Figueirense, starting as a defensive midfielder. However, within 2 years he was signed by German club Hoffenheim. In Germany he moved further forward and became a creative force, especially shining in the 2013-14 season. He scored 49 goals in 153 appearances for Hoffenheim in all competitions.

In 2015-16, Firmino was signed by Brendan Rogers at Liverpool as a winger, although Jurgen Klopp has deployed him more as a striker. This switch would turn out to be a wise one, as he scored 50 goals in his first 3 seasons with the Reds. During his time with Liverpool, he has also helped the team to be runners up in the Europa League, UEFA Champions League and Premier League. Firmino has also helped the club win the latter 2 competitions. But it isn't only with Liverpool that he is winning trophies. In the 2019 Copa America, Firmino was part of the Brazil squad that won the continental competition.

In the last couple of seasons, Firmino has struggled with goalscoring, but Klopp has persisted with him thanks to his high workrate and suitability to Liverpool's attacking style. Fans are undoubtedly looking for the return of his signature no-look goals and "Matador" celebrations, but Liverpool have been struggling in 2021. Can Firmino help turn their fortunes around?


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