Roberto Firmino turned the tide in favour of Liverpool, who came back from a goal down to beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The match started in the worst possible fashion for Liverpool, as Jetro Willems scored a thunderbolt of a strike in the seventh minute to hand Newcastle United the lead. But, Liverpool found a way back into the game just ahead of the half hour mark, with Sadio Mane levelling things up.
However, it was the introduction of Roberto Firmino towards the end of the first half that tilted the scales in Liverpool’s favour. The Brazilian played a key role for Mane’s second of the game before supplying the assist with a delicate flick for Mohamed Salah, who made it 3-1 to round off the win for Liverpool. And, Firmino was invariably lauded for a masterclass of a performance.
Phenomenal stuff from Firmino today 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LIVNEW
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) September 14, 2019
Firmino created three clear-cut chances in 53 minutes today.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) September 14, 2019
Bobby Firmino in a nutshell pic.twitter.com/tvB8cmnfgy
— 6 times™ (@YNWAruben) September 14, 2019
Some of the things Firmino did in that game shouldn’t be legal. Absolutely ridiculous player 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CPxVPHpy2a
— The Redmen (@LiamLFCButler) September 14, 2019
— 🏆🏆🏆 Love4 Liverpool FC 🏆🏆🏆 (@Love4LFC) September 14, 2019
— Banter FC (@BanterFC5) September 14, 2019
Roberto Firmino is up there with Zidane right now. Breathtaking player. #LFC
— Dean Coombes (@DeanCoombes) September 14, 2019
Firmino is the system. 👊🏼🔴 pic.twitter.com/cZM5rnTGFI
— HEYY IB ➡️ (@belloissa30) September 14, 2019
— Alan M ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@gussy_LFC) September 14, 2019
The fans were also in awe of the sheer contribution from Liverpool’s front trio, with Firmino, Salah and Mane all making their mark on the game.
🇸🇳 Sadio Mané
6 goals, 1 assist
🇪🇬 Mohamed Salah
4 goals, 2 assists
🇧🇷 Roberto Firmino
2 goals, 5 assists
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) September 14, 2019
Our front 3 vs Newcastle:
Salah – 1 goal
Mane – 2 goals
Firmino – 2 assists
Wouldn’t swap our front 3 for anyone else in the world. pic.twitter.com/DrmJbynb93
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) September 14, 2019
📊 | After 5 Premier League games:
Sadio Mané – 5 G/A
Roberto Firmino – 5 G/A
Mohamed Salah – 6 G/A
16 G/A in 5 games. The best attack in the world. pic.twitter.com/jZUCnCDVvM
— The Anfield Buzz (@TheAnfieldBuzz) September 14, 2019
Firmino is world class.
Mane is world class.
Salah is world class.
The best front three in the world
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) September 14, 2019