The No.9 marked his final home appearance for the Reds before departing this summer by slotting in an 89th-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

It was the 110th goal of Firmino’s career at the club, which has also featured 361 appearances and seven winner’s medals, including Premier League and Champions League glory.

He was the subject of a special send-off after the final whistle, alongside Naby Keita, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who also bid farewell to L4.

Speaking after the game about his unforgettable spell at Liverpool, Firmino said: “In the beginning when I arrived it was hard to adapt to the climate, the football, everything. As for every player, it’s the same.

“But thank you God, we achieved everything here, we won everything together. Without my teammates, my family, the manager, you cannot do this. I’m very proud of the history, for everything we achieved together.”

On the emotions of scoring on his final time representing the Reds at Anfield, he said: “Yes, unfortunately we didn’t get the win, it wasn’t the result that you want.

“But the last game at home with the fans, my family here, everyone, friends, I was very emotional and happy for this, to score my last goal at home. With this shirt, this big club, I’m very happy.”