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Are You There, Firmino? It’s Me, Fowler.

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The former Red praises Firmino’s season so far.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Last week’s Manchester City game is one we’re going to be talking about for a while. It had pretty much everything one can want in a game: winning, several gorgeous goals, winning, suspense till the very end, and did we mention the winning? Robbie Fowler was at Anfield for the game and there was a particular moment that made him harken back to an even older game. Firmino’s incredible 59th minute goal was almost identical to Fowler’s own against Manchester United in 1995.

”I was at Anfield last Sunday and noticed the similarity between Roberto Firmino’s goal and my one against Manchester United in 1995,” Fowler told The Mirror. ”Except mine was better, obviously! I think Liverpool fans will agree too, but only because it was Gary Neville who I smashed out of the way.”

Fowler — much like everyone else who’s been paying attention — has been impressed with Firmino’s season so far. The Brazilian has scored 17 times this season, but his contribution to the team goes far beyond his goalscoring.

“Firmino is having a top season for my old club,” Fowler said. ”He’s not got as much attention as Mo Salah or Philippe Coutinho, but he has a lot to his game, and you can see he brings a lot to Jürgen Klopp’s team. I don’t think he’ll ever be an out-and-out goalscorer, but that’s not his role.”