Roberto Firmino was ‘the best player on the pitch’ tonight, according to Kevin Thomson. Though, he said that before the Mo Salah show…
Roberto Firmino put on a display to remember against Rangers for Liverpool tonight. The Brazilian scored an equaliser, then put Liverpool in front before setting up Darwin Nunez for no.3.
It was a sensational display from a player Liverpool are increasingly reliant on. As he left the pitch 73 minutes, Kevin Thomson labelled him the best player on the pitch.
“He’s been top drawer,” said Thomson on BT Sport. “Been the best player on the pitch bar none.”
Firmino was truly the difference between Liverpool struggling for any route on goal and putting Rangers to bed. His form in recent weeks has been incredible and it was hard to agree with Miller.
At the time.
Roberto Firmino outshone tonight
One minute after Firmino left the pitch, Mohamed Salah scored. Six minutes after Firmino left the pitch, Salah completed his hattrick.
Firmino was unquestionably the star of the show and the most important player on the pitch tonight. If not for him, Rangers probably get something and by the time he went off, Liverpool had the points.
But Salah’s six-minute hattrick did rather outshine the Brazilian. The pair of them each found a way to dominate in Liverpool’s 4-4-2 formation and this is as exciting as the Reds have looked for some time. Certainly, since the 9-0 over Bournemouth.
Did Liverpool stumble on something tonight, then? Have they found a way to dominate in this formation? That’s the feeling as we come away from Ibrox. It’s Manchester City up next, of course, and there’s a good case that both Salah and Firmino should start as a front pairing.
The two of them were sensational here – just on another level to everyone else.