Watch: Roberto Firmino produces filthy nutmeg during Liverpool win

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Roberto Firmino during the UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France on May 28, 2022.

Darwin Nunez scored four goals during Liverpool‘s 5-0 win over RB Leipzig – but the real moment of the game came when Roberto Firmino produced a brilliant piece of skill.

Firmino has been Liverpool’s first-choice striker throughout Jurgen Klopp’s tenure, helping the club win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

But his future is currently uncertain after Klopp decided to spend a club-record £85million on Nunez earlier this summer.

The Brazil international is under contract until 2023 but is yet to sign a new deal and has been linked with a move to Juventus.

He still started over Nunez for their pre-season game against Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and played a key role in Mohamed Salah’s opening goal before also showcasing his impressive skills at the Red Bull Arena.

After being closed down by Leipzig’s Kevin Kampl, the 30-year-old put the ball through his legs and then tried to pick out Diogo Jota.

Firmino came off at half-time and was replaced by Nunez, who silenced his critics with four goals inside 45 minutes. 

“I think everybody is really happy for him and was looking for him [in the dressing room],” defender Joel Matip said of Nunez when speaking to Liverpool’s official website after the game.

“Great finish, great speed and the body he always puts in – I think it will be really difficult for our opponents.

“We had quite a good time there on the pitch but it was a preparation game and we try to be in the best shape we can. For this we have to train and a few days to prepare the league.”


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