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Roberto Firmino Pulls Off Genius 'Drag Back And Flick Assist' For Mo Salah’s Goal In Liverpool Defeat

Roberto Firmino Pulls Off Genius 'Drag Back And Flick Assist' For Mo Salah’s Goal In Liverpool Defeat

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has dazzled fans with a mesmerising drag back and flick assist for Mohamed Salah's opener against Leicester City on Saturday.

The Reds travelled to the King Power 10 points adrift from Premier League leaders Manchester City as they tried to build momentum for their title defence.

Salah fired Liverpool into the lead in the 67th minute as Trent Alexander-Arnold had a shot blocked before latching on to the rebound.

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The 22-year-old Liverpool right-back managed to pick out Firmino with a drilled cross, with the Brazilian forward being surrounded by the Leicester defence.

Firmino, who has been heavily criticised for his form this season, showed exactly why Liverpool need him as he dragged the ball past one defender before flicking it out to Salah behind him with the other foot.

Salah then hits a first-time side-footed strike past Kasper Schmeichel from around 16 yards out.

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Firmino's moment of magic and Salah's opener were short-lived as a controversial VAR call allowed James Maddison to pull back an equaliser.

The 34-year-old Leicester striker was left unopposed as he ran the ball into the back of the Liverpool net.

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Jurgen Klopp's woes continued minutes later as Leicester sealed all three points after Wilfred Ndidi played Harvey Barnes through and he coolly finished past Alisson.

City now have two matches in hand over Liverpool and can extend their lead to 16 points over the defending Premier League champions.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Leicester City, Football, REds, Roberto Firmino, Premier League, Foxes, Mohamed Salah

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