Two goals from Sadio Mane and a second half strike from Mohamed Salah enabled Liverpool to come from behind and defeat Newcastle 3-1 to maintain their 100% start to the Premier League season. [via Sky Sports]
Roberto Firmino came on as a first half substitute for Divock Origi and slipped through Mane for his second goal while also providing the assist for Salah’s goal later in the afternoon, his backheeled pass releasing the Egypt winger to finish calmly to the Newcastle net. [via Sky Sports]
Liverpool’s official Twitter channel @LFC revelled in the Reds’ third goal, acknowledging Firmino’s work in setting up Salah for the finish.
Fantastic football. Firmino with a beautiful assist and Salah with a stunning goal
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 14, 2019
Between them, the Liverpool front three of Salah, Mane and Firmino now have 12 goals in the Reds’ first seven matches of the season.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter hailed the impact of Firmino off the bench against Newcastle:
Firmino statue now
— Sulav (@sulav_lfc) September 14, 2019
Give bobby life contract
— HichDab (@Hichem98374000) September 14, 2019
NEVER DROP FIRMINO
— Lonita (@Lonita__) September 14, 2019
Bobby is just unreal. What a player.
— RF9 (@PrimeFirmino) September 14, 2019
Bobby life contract or we riot
— Chris (@FIRMINOOOOOOOOO) September 14, 2019
Build firmino a statue!
— Saikiran Rai (@saikithe) September 14, 2019
How good do you think Firmino was against Newcastle and how important has he been to Liverpool so far this season? Have your say in the comments section below!
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