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Roberto Firmino goal video v Norwich: Benteke benching justified but Liverpool’s lead doesn’t last

No Luis Suarez? No problem! Norwich City may have been hoping for a more enjoyable afternoon against Liverpool now that their chief tormentor has moved on, but those thoughts lasted only 18 minutes.

Roberto Firmino took on the role vacated by his fellow South American. James Milner slipped in the Brazilian and he took on the shot quickly to squeeze the ball under Declan Rudd via the post.

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Firmino now has three goals in his last three Premier League games leading the line for the Reds, although that is nothing compared to the return that Suarez had against the Canaries.

The Uruguayan, now banging them in at Barcelona of course, found the net an astonishing 12 times in five outings as Liverpool made mince meat of Norwich during the Brendan Rodgers era.

Firmino’s goal at Carrow Road has since been cancelled out Dieumerci Mbokani, but it does justify Jurgen Klopp’s choice of him to play up front rather than the inconsistent Christian Benteke.

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