Earlier this month, it was revealed that Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino had missed out on a cool £45,000 by allowing Sadio Mane’s chip to trickle over the line against Stoke City.
Had the Brazil international poked the ball home, he would have been quids in.
Instead, he allowed Mane to score and was widely praised by Liverpool fans for his selfless act.
However, it seems karma has repaid Firmino for his generosity.
Since the Reds’ 3-0 victory over Stoke, the 26-year-old has netted seven goals in seven appearances.
FIRMINO NETS HIS 15TH AND 16TH GOALS OF SEASON V SWANSEA
Firmino, who has been in fine form this season, bagged his 15th and 16th goals of the campaign in Liverpool’s emphatic 5-0 victory over Swansea City on Boxing Day.
Firmino netted Liverpool’s second and fourth goals of the evening, helping his employers stay fourth in the Premier League table.
FIRMINO MADE A FORTUNE THANKS TO HIS BRACE
And not only did he boost his goals tally for the season with his brace; he also significantly boosted his bank balance.
We all know the ins and outs of Firmino’s contract thanks to Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football.
It was revealed that the South American earns a basic wage of £68,085-a-week, although he can make an additional £1.1 million in bonuses depending on the number of goals he scores.
— Michael Reis (@donreisino) December 10, 2016
Per the Mirror, Firmino earned £25,000 for each of his first five goals, £45,000 between six and 10 and £65,000 from 11 onwards.
He will also receive a whopping £85,000 from 16 goals onwards – and this was the goal bonus he activated against the Swans, per South American football writer Rupert Fryer.
Firmino more than doubled his weekly wage thanks to two goals today. Crazy goal bonuses FTW
— Rupert Fryer (@Rupert_Fryer) December 27, 2017