It’s not often a player comes off the bench after half an hour, fails to score and walks away with the Man of the Match award.
But such was Roberto Firmino’s impact at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime, it was impossible to give it to anyone else.
The Brazilian’s flicks and tricks were tantamount to genius. He repeatedly did things that made the crowd gasp. Bobby’s assist for Mo Salah’s goal was jaw-dropping, but he could have registered three or four more if his team-mates had finished the chances he was putting on a plate for them.
What a ridiculous start to the season he’s having – and long may it continue.
Bobby Firmino vs Newcastle
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— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) September 16, 2019