As both Liverpool supporters and followers of international football, we’ve been left scratching our heads in the past as Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were not called up to play for their national team. Sure, Brazil have a wealth of top footballers to call upon but if you’re the manager and you had the ability to name a unicorn to your squad and then it turns out there’s no unicorn actually in the squad, you’re doing it wrong. Thankfully, this time around, Brazil’s new manager, Tite, has not only rectified that but he’s also brought along Firmino to make sure the unicorn stays happy and for the two wily attackers to work on their synchronized goal celebrations.
Brazil went up against Bolivia last night in a World Cup qualifier turned 5-0 goal extravaganza. Coutinho scored goal number two with a cool-headed, but quick finish inside the box after some easy-on-the-eye build-up play.
Firmino came into the game in the second half with the score at 4-0. Bolivia were well beaten at this point but Liverpool’s number 11 wasn’t about to go too easy on them when there was still time left to do some scoring. His opportunity arrived with the magical strike of a corner kick by none other than Philippe Coutinho. Firmino gets into space. The Bolivian defense allows him time to judge the incoming ball. He smashes a header into the back of the net. 5-0. That’s NumberWang.
Firmino's goal for Brazil last night, assisted by Coutinho who also scored https://t.co/ZAaiC0PxMi— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) October 7, 2016
These are two players performing with high confidence at the moment, for club and country. Peak mojo. Get excited about it. It’s time follow the lead of our two, spry, Brazilian dancers and synchronize our celebrations. Goal! Goal! Goal!