Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino may be the match-winner at Anfield this weekend.

One key stat suggests the Brazilian is a likely source of goals against Manchester City. The Reds striker has scored five goals against the Citizens since joining Liverpool in 2015.

At 28, Firmino will never be a prolific goal scorer but he always turns it on in the big games.

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Firmino’s five goals against City is his second-best return versus any club since coming to Anfield.

Each of the five goals has came in different matches meaning Firmino has been a consistent performer against City.

Only his exploits against Arsenal have been better. He has scored eight times when playing against the Gunners.

The Liverpool fan favourite clearly relishes the big occasion and is very much capable of winning Sunday’s game for us.

 

An unconventional striker, Firmino creates more than he scores himself. The Liverpool forward has provided 53 assists since joining the club and remains one of the most underrated players in world football.

In more than four years he has scored slightly less goals with 51 in all competitions for Liverpool.

He may not be the most prolific finisher, but he certainly knows where the net is, especially against City.

If he’s not the man scoring on Sunday, you can be sure he is the Liverpool player creating the chances.

In short, Firmino may be the man who moves us one step closer to claiming the Premier League title.

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