Roberto Firmino Assists Mohamed Salah For Liverpool With Audacious Flick Against Newcastle
Roberto Firmino produced a sensational flick to assist Mohamed Salah for Liverpool's third goal against Newcastle United.
Salah receives the ball from Fabinho and goes to his teammate expecting a simple give and go.
Firmino had other ideas and produced a lovely backheel to set up Salah.
The Egyptian proceeded to net past Dubravka to seal a 3-1 victory for Liverpool.
Check out the goal below.
What a goal! :raised_hands:
Stunning build-up play from Liverpool ends with an ice-cold finish from Mohamed Salah...
And that Roberto Firmino flick :heart_eyes: pic.twitter.com/o0yZsMPvvb
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2019
Twitter showered his performance with praise.
If you rate Firmino on his goals tally, watch today and you'll see just how good he is and how he just makes us tick.- Laurie (@LFCLaurie) September 14, 2019
And if you watched today and still don't rate him, you don't understand football. It's as simple as that. pic.twitter.com/i2Hsaok0MR
Firmino today. Both the circus ringmaster and a magician. Directing the show. Delivering sorcery. His mates up front scored. He didn't. But what a player. Liverpool a bit casual at times. Maybe they can afford to be at home now.- Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) September 14, 2019
The best part: when someone asks if you saw Firmino's backheel assist, you can respond with "which one?"- Paul (@Kolology) September 14, 2019
The forward received Man of the Match from BT Sport despite only playing around 50 minutes of the game.
He started on the bench with Jurgen Klopp seeming to have an eye on Liverpool's Champions League game against Napoli on Tuesday.
Injury to Divock Origi in the first half led to the 27-year-old getting involved early.
Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners this afternoon but were given a shock early on as Newcastle took the lead.
Jetro Willems' thunderbolt had Steve Bruce's side dreaming of a second shock win of the season.
"He really is the most important cog in this wheel. He's doing things now that are up there with anyone."- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2019
Roberto Firmino just makes that front three tick, an incredible impact from the Brazilian.
However Liverpool struck back with Sadio Mane scoring two before half-time on the way to his 51st undefeated game at Anfield before Salah went on to seal it in the second half.
Firmino's link up play has proved to be valuable to Liverpool's success over the last few years.
That assist could be up there with the Brazilian's best.