Copa América win showcases overlooked Firmino silverware stat

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Alongside his Brazil teammates, Roberto Firmino celebrated winning the Copa América after emerging from the final with a 3-1 victory over Peru.

With three goals and two assists in the tournament, Bobby played an instrumental role in becoming a Copa América campeão with A Seleção.

What is surprising, though, is that after helping the Reds achieve European glory in Madrid back in June – and now having fired Brazil to silverware too – these two trophies represent the first Firmino has won in his entire career.

If you’re going to win your first two trophies, lifting the Champions League and the Copa América in the space of about five weeks is a pretty impressive way to start filling the cabinet.

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(Video) High-pressing Firmino crucial in build up of Brazil’s second goal in Copa America final

Of course, in his latest achievement, the 27-year-old had a subtly dramatic influence on the side.

It wasn’t just that he had the most goals involvements, his natural work rate (honed and sharpened by Jürgen Klopp’s gegenpressing) is what actually allowed Brazil to get their attack started for their second goal of the final.

With the Copa América done and dusted in winning style, Alisson and Firmino have both earned a well-deserved break and will report back to duty at Melwood in three weeks time, while the rest of the Reds jet off on the pre-season tour of the USA.

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