In the 63rd minute of tonight’s Premier League encounter against Sheffield United, Liverpool extended their lead thanks to some inspired work by Roberto Firmino.
Thiago Alcantara carried the ball forward before poking it into Roberto Firmino, with the Reds’ centre-forward positioned on the right-wing.
Firmino showed some lovely close quarters ball control and produced a tidy body feint to escape pressure from two Sheffield United players, before slotting the ball to Curtis Jones.
Firmino darted forward, leaving Jones to return the ball and make the move a one-two, the striker then evaded some more pressure with another exchange of passes, this time with Sadio Mane.
Firmino collected the ball on the crowded edge of the area, the Brazilian showed trademark ‘Samba’ flair to jink into the box before firing a shot at goal.
The strike was deflected into the back of the net, leaving Aaron Ramsdale hopeless, it was later ruled as an own-goal on Kean Bryan.
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LIVERPOOL DOUBLE THEIR LEAD! ?
Roberto Firmino needed a slice of luck and that’s what he got.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 28, 2021
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Jurgen Klopp’s men have not been perfect tonight, but they’ve shown much more intent and creativity in the final third to put the sword to the relegation-bound Blades.