Liverpool tunnel cam footage shows why Gabriel Jesus waited around for Roberto Firmino
Footage from inside the Anfield tunnel has spotted a sweet moment between Liverpool star Roberto Firmino and Arsenal talisman Gabriel Jesus after Sunday’s thrilling draw
Liverpool’s tunnel camera footage has picked up a heartwarming exchange of shirts between Reds forward Roberto Firmino and Arsenal star gabriel jesus at the end of Sunday’s clash.
The two Brazilians met as their respective club sides played out a thrilling 2-2 draw that could have a huge impact at the top of the table. Brazil had a considerable impact on the game itself, with three Selecao internationals getting on the scoresheet.
Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring for the Gunners after his persistence was rewarded when Virgil van Dyke’s attempt at a clearance fell perfectly at his feet before he prodded home past the onrushing presence of another Brazilian in Reds goalkeeper Alisson.
Before the hour mark Jesus made it two, with the former Manchester City man heading home after Martinelli’s inviting cross. The Arsenal fans were surely starting to dream of the title, but Mohamed Salah’s goal started the Liverpool fightback before Firmino was on hand to head in the host’s equaliser late on.
His goal marked the 11th time he has scored against Arsenal in his Liverpool career. There were clearly no hard feelings between two of the goalscorers come full-time, however, as Jesus and Firmino were spotted chatting almost immediately after the full-time whistle.
The pair were filmed arm-in-arm chatting as other players shook hands at the end of an enthralling encounter before they eventually found each other again in the Anfield tunnel.
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It has since emerged that the duo engaged in a shirt swap, as seen in sweet footage that also shows another Brazilian in Martinelli stop for a quick chat with the veteran Liverpool forward.
Sunday afternoon’s fixture represented what is likely to be the last time Firmino faces Jesus or Martinelli as opposition, with the 31-year-old choosing to call time on his Anfield stay at the end of the season after eight years in the red half of Merseyside.
He discussed his upcoming exit for the first time following the 2-2 draw and confessed the idea of leaving at the expiration of his contract leaves him feeling emotional.
“I won’t say much, because otherwise, I’ll get emotional,” Firmino told ESPN Brasil.
“Because it’s a beautiful legacy with a beautiful history, at such a big club. I’m very happy and grateful to God for everything we have built here. But it’s a new situation for me, I’ve never been through it.
“I’ve been praying a lot for God to keep me and help me in this process. I’m working hard, always ready to help the team, and we’re together until the end. I want to finish well here with my teammates.”
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