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Roberto Firmino's goals alone have secured Liverpool a remarkable 15 points

Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has very-much emerged as the Reds’ away-day specialist this season. All of his goals have come away from Anfield so far this campaign. His latest antics secured a vital 2-1 victory against Wolves at Molineux to maintain the league leaders’ 16-point gap at the top.

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (2R) celebrates with teammates after he scores the team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on January 23, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The Brazilian’s 84th-minute winner ensured the victory run which stretches back to October goes on. Still, just the two points dropped all season. Still, on course for league title No.19.

Firmino, 28, is back to his devestating best following yet another match-winning performance. The former Hoffenheim striker now has 10 goals to his individual CV this season as well as nine assists.

However, the Reds’ No.9 is yet to score at the home of the European champions since March of last year. Firmino had thought his Anfield drought was finally over after he had fired past Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea on Sunday only for the goal to be controversially chalked off by VAR.

Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (2R) celebrates with teammates after he scores the team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on January 23, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The Anfield wait may go on but his 10th strike of the campaign was as precious as any. No surrender. Not just yet from Jurgen Klopp’s history-chasing Reds.

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With 67 points out of a possible 69, Liverpool have five more than any other team in the history of top-flight football after 23 games. Their unbeaten league run now stands at 40 matches – equaling the feat achieved by Jose Mourinho’s title-winning Chelsea team in 2005.

Firmino’s goalscoring exploits have remarkably been responsible for 15 points for the Premier League champions-elect this term.

The Bobby dazzler now has five winning-goals to his name this term and his late strike at Molineux was the second time this season Firmino has won the match in the final 10 minutes of the game – his previous coming away to Crystal Palace in a 2-1 win.

Firmino has proven time and time again he is one of the deadliest forwards in world football. The Ballon d’Or nominee has been in scintillating form of late and is firmly on course to claim his first-ever Premier League title.

 

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