Strong reaction to Richard Keys observation on Roberto Firmino's boots
Slated. And rightly so!
Liverpool are flying it and Roberto Firmino is playing his part.
The Brazilian attacker looks to have taken his 2017/18 form right on into the new season and has helped Liverpool to a winning start in the Premier League.
It is early days yet, but there is a lot of excitement around Anfield as the club is scoring goals and now looking mean in defence, not conceding a goal in the opening three games.
With players such as Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan and Danny Ings settling into new clubs - two of them out on loan - the Reds are looking well set. There has been a distinct lack of Fabinho of late but Jurgen Klopp sought to address that after his side's 1-0 win over Brighton. He said:
"We had a pre-season and he could play a lot of games. I have had it plenty of times, these talks in the 18 years or so of doing the job. I think I had talks like this 30 or 40 times. We are 100 per cent convinced about him, so everything will be fine – but sometimes it [the adjustment period] needs a bit longer.
"Is it then nice for the player not to be in the squad? No, but I have to make a squad for the matchday and not for matchday 15.
"That’s it, it’s all good. He had a really good training week – not that it was the first one but it was a really good one – and so, everything will be fine."
All is going well so it took some serious effort for Richard Keys to try and stoke some controversy around them. The former Sky Sports frontman, who now works for beIN Sports, took issue with Firmino during Liverpool's latest victory.
Firmino in blue boots? I’ve mentioned this before. Never in years gone by. You wouldn’t find an Evertonian with red boots on.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) August 25, 2018
Of all the high horses to straddle upon, Keys has picked a doozy here.
The responses to this quibble were worth the wait:
If you say so 👌 pic.twitter.com/JYJPSgEVN8
— Mike Roach 🏴 (@_mikeroach) August 25, 2018
How do you answer this? 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/vQTYzHnwZV
— Gaz (@gazwhitton) August 25, 2018
— Andy Barnes (@SubbuteoBlue75) August 25, 2018
— ɴᴏᴛᴏʀɪᴏᴜꜱ ꜰᴏʀ ɴᴏᴡᴛ (@LostBoy180) August 25, 2018
Good to see Keys staying relevant from afar...