When Liverpool signed Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim earlier this summer it was hailed as a master-stroke.
After all, the Brazilian international finished last season with 10 goals and 12 assists and the previous season had netted 22 times and set up an additional 16.
With an average of a goal almost every three games, the attacking midfielder headed to Anfield with a huge reputation and a similarly hefty price-tag. But four games into his Liverpool career, Firmino is yet to score or assist and some fans are already getting frustrated.
It is frankly absurd to expect the 23-year-old to hit the ground running, but that seems to be the feeling among some Liverpool fans who vented their frustration after the club’s 3-0 defeat against West Ham United.
Other fans were less critical and felt that Firmino should have stayed on the pitch until the very end as he was the club’s most creative outlet following the dismissal of Philippe Coutinho.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Liverpool fans thought of Firmino’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
@scousepaul10 Both Firmino & Benteke games will suffer because one or both will have to change playing style to suit other— paulcallo (@scousepaul10) August 30, 2015
Second game of his first season in a new country and new league Firmino is written off.3 seasons,£300m and Rodgers still needs time #LFC— JJ (@w47id) August 30, 2015
The worst thing Rodgers did yesterday was after Coutinho got sent off he subbed off Firmino. The most creative player left out there... #LFC— Tom Hamer (@Tom_Hamer7) August 30, 2015
You have to question how the club are spending our money. 30 million for Firmino ?? I'd have been pissed off if we got him on a free #LFC— Ian Noble (@nobez2) August 30, 2015
What was up with the subs? In what world does Can get taken off before Lucas, and why the hell was Firmino taken off when we were losing?— Sam Brooke (@Sam_Brooke9) August 30, 2015
Never saw Firmino before he signed. When you pay £29m for a player you don't really expect him to have a bedding in period. Been poor so far— Alan Kayll (@alanthomas1969) August 30, 2015