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Ex-Man Utd defender pleased to see Firmino score against Leicester.

  • Ex-Man Utd star Evra wishes Liverpool football club well.

  • Milner says Roberto Firmino has been Liverpool's unluckiest player of the 2020-21 season.

Firmino has now scored two and registered two assists for Liverpool [Getty]
Firmino has now scored two and registered two assists for Liverpool [Getty]

Firmino now has two goals and two assists to his name so far this season.

Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra admitted that he was 'quite happy' to see Brazil international Roberto Firmino get on the scoresheet again.

The 29-year-old has been drawing criticism from various pundits and football fans for his goalscoring struggles this season, forgetting the former Hoffenheim chap was vital in Liverpool's title triumph last term - in which he scored 12 goals and registered 13 assists in all competitions.

However, the Frenchman told Sky Sports that he was pleased to see the Reds celebrate with Firmino, who scored the third goal against Leicester City at Anfield last night.

"Even as a United fan when I saw Firmino score, I was quite happy because he’s struggling a lot," he said.

"It’s a great performance. I was really surprised (to be happy), I must be tired, it’s been a long day. I think I must’ve thought he was a United player [Evra laughs].

“You can see, everyone wants the best for their team-mates. After that goal, everyone came to celebrate with him. After the game, you see the way Klopp hugs him. It’s a family football club.

"As an ex-United player, you have to give credit to Liverpool Football Club, they’re doing a great job. I wish them well.”

Firmino's teammate James Milner also said: "He [Firmino] was the unluckiest man alive for the first 80 minutes of the game. He deserved his goal, he was brilliant tonight, so unlucky.

“I just said to him, I think I’d have been angrier than him (if he didn’t score). It was just one of those nights. I’m delighted he got it."

Liverpool return to action on Wednesday night for their fourth Champions League Group D match against Atalanta at Anfield.

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