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Roberto Firmino Saudi Arabia nightmare finally ends as former Liverpool man's run over at last.

Roberto Firmino Saudi Arabia nightmare finally ends as former Liverpool man's run over at last.

Liverpool legend Roberto Firmino has endured a tough time on the pitch since joining Saudi Pro League side Al Ahli at the start of the season. Things might be looking up for the Brazilian, though, after he broke a lengthy goal drought by scoring from the penalty spot on Friday.

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It was his first goal since scoring a hat-trick against Al-Hazem on his debut back in August, having gone 16 league games without finding the back of the net. Starting the campaign as the captain of the side, Firmino lost that honor in November and was then only a substitute in the matches leading up to the winter break because of his lack of goals.

The fact that Al Ahli was then unbeaten for eight games after he lost the captaincy did little to aid the former Liverpool forward’s case that he deserved a place in the side. Like former teammate Jordan Henderson, Firmino has not taken the Saudi Pro League by storm as many would have assumed a player of his quality would.

According to talkSPORT, the Brazilian could have moved to other clubs during the January transfer window. Firmino was on the radar of Fulham and Chelsea, as well as Al-Ettifaq, the club managed by Steven Gerrard. Sheffield United also took a look but he was never likely to accept a move there.

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Current scenario

Nothing came of the gossip and so the 32-year-old will see out the remainder of 2023/24 in the Saudi Pro League. It will be interesting to see if his goal can kickstart Firmino’s career with Al Ahli. Finally ending the nightmare run of going so long without scoring should be a major confidence boost for the forward.

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