Just as the Loris Karius soap opera ends, Liverpool insist on returning to the spotlight – and this time it’s Roberto Firmino who has got himself into some controversy. Following Christmas Eve celebrations, the Brazilian decided to drive home over the limit and was stopped by police… must have missed Helen Mirren’s Christmas advert ?.
It’s baffling how stupid players can be sometimes, the situation could have been much worse. There’s sure to be some conflicting hopes by fans on the verdict of the court case which is scheduled for the 31st of January, and here’s the possible outcomes…
1. A scary fine
A dream scenario for the Brazilian as he is hit with a fine which has a maximum of £5,000... pennies. Source: This Is Anfield
2. Firmino is Sakho’d
It's fairly unlikely Klopp will do the same to his beloved Brazilian, but when we look at drink-driving against being a nuisance on tour - Firmino would technically deserve far worse punishment than Mamadou Sakho! Source: This Is Anfield
3. Coutinho the Chauffeur?
It's not good news for one Brazilian as Coutinho wakes up to a text asking him to chauffeur Firmino to training each day. We expect Philippe is nice enough to do that as long as Firmino will chip in with petrol money. Source: O-Posts
4. Ian Ayre bribes the police
The charges are suddenly dropped in court and only Ian Ayre knows why; the master negotiator manages to make a deal with the police. Everyone is happy, back to training. Source: YouTube
The judge is a Manchester United fan and slams down a 3 month prison term! Source: Footiecentral
6. Original charge ignored
Judge ignores the drink driving, but decides to lock the forward up and throw the key away for once supporting a barnet as bad as this. Source: Twitter
To be fair, Firmino is a huge idiot for his behaviour here and he has let Liverpool and the fans down massively. He may even be lucky that he was pulled over, it could have been much worse if he had crashed or injured someone.
It may be a case again of footballer’s believing they’re untouchable – at least he’s already started to repay the fans with a goal and solid performance against Stoke – the Liverpool faithful will soon forgive him. They may even protest outside the entrance to the court for him!