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Fans in awe following Liverpool star’s ‘assist of the season’ vs Southampton

Viewers of the clash between Southampton and Liverpool have taken to Twitter in force this evening to lavish praise on Roberto Firmino, following the Brazilian’s incredible assist to set up Mohamed Salah for the Reds’ second goal.

Matchup

The two sides are currently locked in action at St. Mary’s, with Jurgen Klopp’s men eager to get back to winning ways after Tottenham’s late-show saw the Reds drop two points last time out.

Southampton, meanwhile, headed into today’s clash on an impressive 6-match unbeaten streak across all competitions, with the Saints’ last outing culminating in a thrilling 3-2 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Teams

2-0

Liverpool were viewed as the clear favourites heading into this evening’s matchup, with the Merseyside giants taking little time to prove exactly why following kick-off.

With just 6 minutes on the clock, a long ball forward towards Mohamed Salah saw Wesley Hoedt fluff his attempted clearance, allowing Salah to slide a perfectly-weighted ball across to the incoming Roberto Firmino on the edge of the home side’s box.

Firmino slotted his ensuing finish home with aplomb, before the Reds’ brilliant attacking duo combined once again to double Liverpool’s lead shortly before half-time.

Moment of magic

Firmino was the creator on this occasion, though, with the former Hoffenheim star having produced what many have since referred to as the ‘assist of the season’ in setting Salah up.

After Salah played the ball into Firmino’s feet 5 yards outside Southampton’s box, the South American proceeded to slide his teammate through on goal with the most sumptuous of flicked passes with his instep, all whilst having his back to goal.

Reaction

Salah went on to finish in typically-cool style, with viewers of the clash having since taken to social media to make their feelings on Firmino’s stroke of genius very clear:

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