Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been the subject of a bizarre sporting analogy as an unusual critic doubled down by labelling Liverpool fans 'trigger happy'.
World Chess Champion Magnus Carlson 'mocked' the Brazilian while talking about his own tournament performances in a recent interview.
Despite winning 10 out of 10 matches in the chess24 Legends of Chess event, he wasn't happy with how everything went and decided to aim a dig at the Reds attacker.
Even though he's the favourite to win the tournament overall, he said: “It seems that in the last few matches, to use a football analogy, I am getting Lewandowski level chances but I am converting them at Firmino level.
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“For those who don’t watch football, that’s pretty bad. But at least the last two games were kind of OK.”
Firmino has come in line for some criticism this season, after unusually only scoring one goal at Anfield in the Premier League, against Chelsea in his side's final home game of the season.
The number nine however, managed eight goals away from home, contributing eight assists all season and Liverpool fans don't doubt his valuable contribution to the team in securing the Premier League title.
He finished 11th worldwide in this year's Premier League fantasy football contest, and added: "Firmino is "one of the worst" finishers in Europe and he finds it funny to wind up the Reds because they are 'trigger happy'.
"I think a lot of people are misinterpreting the point I was trying to make because the point was not really about this particular footballer's ability, it was just about conversion rate and those are facts, objective facts not really too much for debate so that's what I was discussing."
"Now it has to be said that Firmino, he's not statistically the worst finisher among the best clubs in Europe. He's just one of the worst. But I thought it was so much funnier if I talked about a Liverpool player than anyone else because Liverpool fans are quite trigger happy.
"They don't like it when their players get insulted, so I just thought it would be funnier that way."