Liverpool fans serenade Roberto Firmino in wholesome moment during their 3-0 triumph against Leicester singing ‘Si Senior’ chant in homage to the Brazilian, who will depart the club this summer
- Liverpool fans paid homage to Roberto Firmino during their 3-0 win vs Leicester
- In a heart-warming scenes, the fans sung his chant ‘Si Senior’ for eight minutes
- RECAP: Liverpool swept Leicester aside 3-0 to close the gap on Man United
Liverpool fans paid homage to Roberto Firmino during their 3-0 win against Leicester on Monday night.
Curtis Jones fired in a stunning pair of quick-fire goals to give the Reds a comfortable two-goal lead heading into half-time, before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored with a stunning 25-yard free-kick in the second half.
The result means that Liverpool will move to within one point of Manchester United who currently occupy fourth place ahead of them in the table.
But there were heart-warming scenes during and after the game, with the away fans inside the King Power stadium lauding the Brazilian forward who, as Mail Sport exclusively reported last month, will depart the club for Barcelona this summer.
The away fans were in good voice throughout the tie and joined in a rendition of ‘Si Senior’, a chant that is dedicated to the former Hoffenheim man, for several minutes during the match.
Roberto Firmino was serenaded by Liverpool fans following their 3-0 win against Leicester
Firmino (second from left) will depart the club this summer to join Barcelona and the fans showed their appreciation to the forward during and after the game
It’s been a tough end to his career at Liverpool for Firmino who has failed to gain a run of starts in Jurgen Klopp’s side
While the 31-year-old did not come off the bench, he walked over to the away fans after the game, who once again showed their appreciation for him, with the forward receiving a rapturous round of applause in what was a wholesome moment at the King Power Stadium.
Firmino joined the club in 2015 for £29million, the forward has gone on to become a hero at the club, helping Liverpool win multiple titles including the Champions League, the Premier League, an Fa Cup and the League Cup.
While rumours suggested that he could have signed a new contract with the club back in February, it appears he will become a free agent this summer, after he has failed to put together a consistent run of form in Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.
Liverpool swept past Leicester on Monday, with Trent Alexander-Arnold (front middle) scoring a stunning free-kick
Curtis Jones (second left) put the home side ahead in the first half with a quick-fire brace
Firmino (front-middle) celebrated after the match with the fans who sung his chant ‘Si Senior’
His manager had also admitted that he was ‘surprised’ by the forward’s decision to leave the club at the end of the season.
He has made just 12 league starts this season, but will be remembered by many of the Anfield faithful for some of the many excellent goals he’s scored, including that hat-trick against Arsenal in 2018 or that extra-time winner that clinched Liverpool the Club World Cup triumph in December 2019.
Since his arrival on Merseyside, he has gone on to make 360 appearances while scoring 109 goals for the Reds, joining an illustrious group of players to net over 100 goals for the club.
And after the match he walked over to the fans and celebrated the result with them, showing his appreciation for all their support, by gesturing a heart shape back to them with his hands.
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