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Roberto Firmino took out such a cheeky nutmeg during LiverpoolIn the game against the Wolves, Ally McCoist couldn’t help but laugh in the comments.
Firmino has a way of making fun of his opponents; the striker is a specialist in no-look goals and regularly uses his elegant footwork to enrage opponents. It is tempting to think that ball tricks are part of the school curriculum in Brazil.
Joao Moutinho was his last victim. During the first half of the match, with Liverpool leading 1-0, Firmino found himself tasked with escaping the attentions of Moutinho and Leander Dendoncker.
The Brazilian international accepted the challenge with enthusiasm. Pirouetting away from Dendoncker, Firmino simply rolled the ball through Moutinho’s spread legs and forced the midfielder to bring him down.
It was a moment of intricate skill that sparked a foul influenced by wounded professional pride as much as need.
Best of all, it brought a laugh from everyone’s favorite expert, McCoist. Demanding another look, the Scotsman chuckled in the background as Clive Tyldesley joked that Nutmeg was the “2002 of Firmino’s career”.
Firmino is unfairly criticized for his goal count, but when he can pull off moments like this, who cares?
Ally McCoist certainly doesn’t, and that’s good enough for us.
Every video on earth can be enhanced by Ally McCoist laughing alongside him. pic.twitter.com/05g9Z4lYuj
– FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) December 6, 2020
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