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24th Oct 2023

Roberto Firmino targeted by Saudi fans who want him to leave

Callum Boyle

Roberto Firmino

After a blistering start, Firmino has struggled for form

Al Ahli fans are already turning against Roberto Firmino in wake of the club’s underwhelming start to the season.

After winning promotion to the Saudi Pro League and being one of the four Saudi clubs to be bought by the country’s Public Investment Fund, Al Ahli spent big.

As well as Firmino, the club also signed the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Edouard Mendy. Those acquisitions helped in the early days as Al Ahli won their first four games of the season but a dip in form has seen them drop to fourth.

Firmino scored a hat trick on his debut but is yet to score since with manager Matthias Jaissle facing calls to drop the ex-Liverpool forward.

Roberto Firmino

Despite setting up Riyad Mahrez last weekend, GOAL have reported that there are calls for the club to sell the Brazilian in January.

Celebrating their latest victory, Firmino said on social media: “Another important win last night! Let’s keep up the hard work boys. Thank you for your amazing support.”

Many fans voiced their displeasure in the comments however, with one person saying: “Return to your true level, this is not Firmino.”

Another wrote: “For those who ask technically about Bobby, the player’s current problem is the lack of scoring, but the player is performing his tactical roles with high quality in receiving, delivering, and making plays.”

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