Liverpool fans notice something brilliant about Roberto Firmino’s celebration v Brighton

What is the worst rule in football?

It’s got to be the fact that you can get booked after scoring a goal.

If you jump into the crowd, you get a yellow card. Or if you take off your shirt, you get the same punishment.

That doesn’t always stop players though who simply can’t contain their excitement after finding the back of the net.

Just ask Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian has been booked a crazy seven times for doing just that since the start of the 2012-2013 campaign – unsurprisingly more than any player in the top European leagues.

Since his last yellow card against Stoke back in April, though, Firmino has come up with a clever way of celebrating his goals without quite taking off his shirt.

He threatens to do so before deciding against it – and that’s exactly what he did after scoring his first goal during Liverpool’s 5-1 thrashing of Brighton on Saturday.

Firmino went to whip off his shirt before wagging his finger as if to say: ‘Nah, I’m not going to do that!’


Firmino doubled Liverpool’s lead seconds after Emre Can had put them 1-0 up and Liverpool fans noticed exactly what he did during his celebrations – and they loved it.


Just check out the reaction: