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Roberto Firmino goal video: Michael Carrick assists Brazilian who extends scoring run

Roberto Firmino has now scored in three consecutive games after hitting the net late on in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first let of their Europa League last 16 tie.

The red-hot Brazilian slotted home from close range, following a cross from Adam Lallana.

Although Lallana will be credited with the assist, United midfielder Michael Carrick is the man who truly deserves it.

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Carrick had the chance to clear his lines, but he failed to do so. His miskick returned the ball to Lallana, who put it on a plate for Firmino.

Both of Liverpool’s goals were fortunate – their first was a debatable penalty converted by Daniel Sturridge.

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However, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were by far the better team and they thoroughly deserve the 2-0 lead they take to Old Trafford next week.

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