Firmino was caught drink-driving on Christmas eve
The Brazilian striker was staying in a hotel by Liverpool’s Merseyside Police headquarters when stopped in his Range Rover at 3am.
Liverpool magistrates heard that the day before he and his family fled their home on police advice after it was targeted by burglars.
The fine for Firmino, 25, who joined Liverpool in 2015, took account of his £100,000-a-week wages.
Firmino was staying in a hotel in Liverpool
I apologise to the manager, my team-mates and the supporters
After the 12-month ban the player – accompanied to court by wife Larissa Pereira and an interpreter – expressed regret.
In a statement he said: “I apologise to the manager, my team-mates and the supporters. What I have done sets a bad example. I promise I will learn from this mistake and not repeat it in the future.”
The court heard that on December 23 Firmino’s mansion was targeted by thieves.
Firmino said he has learnt from his mistake
The player, his family and friends visiting from Brazil, moved into the hotel.
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He was returning from a restaurant in the early hours when he took a wrong turn, drove on the wrong side of the road and was stopped.
A breathalyser showed a reading of 46 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – above the legal limit of 35 micrograms.
Liverpool ace Roberto Firmino appears in court on drink-driving charge
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Roberto Firmino has appeared in court on a drink-driving charge
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Roberto Firmino pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol
Firmino apologised to his fans
The player’s lawyer Michael Hogan said: “He and his family were targeted by criminals intent on breaking in, robbing them and prepared to use extreme force.
“It goes some way to explaining my client’s state of mind the following day.
“He has very young children and a partner. Neither of them speak more than a few words of English.”
The player was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £170 victim surcharge.