Roberto Firmino scored a goal in his final game for Liverpool in a 4-4 Premier League match against Southampton. Liverpool took a 2-0 lead with goals from Firmino and Diogo Jota, but Southampton came back with James Ward-Prowse and Kamaldeen Sulemana leveling up before the interval. Sulemana scored again early in the second half, and Adam Armstrong made it 4-2 for Southampton. However, Liverpool scored twice in a minute, with Cody Gakpo and Jota finding the net. Liverpool extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games, and Firmino scored his 111th goal for the club.
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino bid farewell to the club with a goal in a thrilling 4-4 draw against Southampton on Sunday. The Brazilian forward scored his 111th goal for the club in his final appearance, as Liverpool extended their unbeaten league run to 11 games.
Diogo Jota opened the scoring for Liverpool before Firmino doubled their lead in the 14th minute. However, Southampton produced an incredible comeback, with James Ward-Prowse and Kamaldeen Sulemana scoring to level the game before half-time.
Sulemana then scored again early in the second half, before Adam Armstrong made it 4-2 to the hosts. Liverpool responded with two quick goals, as Cody Gakpo and Jota found the net to salvage a point for the visitors.
The draw means Liverpool finish the season in fifth place, missing out on Champions League football next season. Southampton, who have already been relegated, end their 11-year stay in the top flight with a hard-fought point.
“Crazy game, a bit too crazy for my tastes to be honest. The start was really good, the finish was outstanding, in the middle it was not good enough, it’s as easy as that,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said after the match.
Firmino, who joined Liverpool in 2015 and played a key role in the club’s recent success, including winning the Champions League, FA Cup, and Premier League title, also scored on his final Anfield appearance.
The 31-year-old forward sold a dummy to two Southampton defenders before slotting past goalkeeper Alex McCarthy for his final goal in a Liverpool shirt.
Despite missing out on Champions League football, Liverpool will still play in the Europa League next season. The club will be hoping to bounce back after a disappointing campaign, and will be looking to build on their strong finish to the season.
Meanwhile, Southampton will be hoping to regroup and bounce back from their relegation next season. The club will be looking to build a squad capable of challenging for promotion back to the Premier League, and will be hoping to give their fans something to cheer about next season.
The 4-4 draw between Liverpool and Southampton was an entertaining end to the Premier League season, and a fitting farewell for Firmino, who has been a key figure for Liverpool in recent years.
If you missed the match, you can catch up on all the action on ESPN+.