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Watch: Roberto Firmino vs. West Bromwich Albion

Take a closer look at Roberto Firmino's performance against West Brom with this every-touch compilation

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Having scored the goal that gave Liverpool all three points on the weekend, it wouldn't be easy to overlook the importance of Roberto Firmino to Jürgen Klopp's side as they push for a top four finish and Champions League qualification. All told, though, that goal might have been one of the least noteworthy moments.

The Brazilian attacker put in a strong showing, setting the tone with and without the ball for Liverpool, and almost everything good on display for the Reds on Sunday afternoon involved Firmino, who has stepped up his game in the absence of Sadio Mané, Adam Lallana, and Jordan Henderson.

Firmino's five chances created was not only top amongst players on both sides, but it was more than double what any other player managed. His five of six successful take-ons was tops in that category as well. Add in 10 ball recoveries—top again amongst players for both Liverpool and West Brom—and you start to get the picture.

Not only did Roberto Firmino score the goal that won the game, but he was influential throughout and the stats back up the idea that he was the best player on the pitch despite being moved to the right in Mané's absence to accommodate Divock Origi through the middle as the next attacker in the pecking order.

Firmino has been one of Liverpool's best players this season, and his performance against West Brom was of the highest quality. It's well worth taking another, closer look with this every-touch compilation.

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