Much like his international teammate Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino has shown the ability to find an extra gear in big games during his short stint at Anfield so far. Last night while leading the line against Arsenal was no exception.
The 24-year-old Brazilian international scored two first half goals, and at times looked likely to get the third, including a left-footed volley that nicked the top of the crossbar. For both goals Firmino showed the much-needed composure and "coolness" that Liverpool attacking players have lacked throughout this campaign. His pressing and link-up play was also on point, creating many counter-attacks and chances for his teammates in the attacking third.
Although Firmino has generally looked better against the more open, attack-minded teams like Manchester City and Arsenal, last night continued a trend of improved performances of late. He might not be a "natural" striker, but his vision and industry makes him a much better fit for Liverpool than some other strikers I could mention. Like Steven Caulker.
You can re-live Firmino's excellent performance against the Gunners below: