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    Sunday, 15 September 2019

    Andy Robertson hails 'frightening' Roberto Firmino in Liverpool's win over Newcastle

    Roberto Firmino came off  the bench to inspire Liverpool's comeback against Newcastle after being one goal down

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    Jurgen Klopp opted for Divock Origi to lead the Reds striking role with Firmino sitting sideline as a substitute having only returned from representing Brazil on Wednesday.

    But the 27-year-old was swung into action early in the first half with Origi being forced off after twisting his ankle. The Reds had just equalised through Sadio Mane after Jetro Willems had put Newcastle in front early on.

    Firmino made an immediate impact with a perfectly timed through ball to Mane with five minutes left of the first half with the winger bagging his second of the game.

    And Liverpool continued to dominate the game in the second half as they pushed for a third with the Brazilian pulling the strings for Mohamed Salah and Mane.

    Speaking after the game, Robertson waxed lyrical of Firmino’s incredible ability to spot things before they happen.

    "It was a special goal, Bobby's (Firmino) vision is frightening and Mo's finished it off," he said.

    "3-1 after a tough international break is always a good result.

    "We didn't start the game the way we wanted to and to be fair to Newcastle they started brightly and scored a hell of a goal.

    "That gave us the wake up call we needed and afterwards I think we kicked into gear and were too good for them.

    "We need to be quicker getting back into our rhythm (after international breaks) or against teams in the top six we might struggle to get back into the game if we give away a goal."

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