Watch: Roberto Firmino cheekily flicks ball over Dani Ceballos to set up volley
Virgil van Dijk hailed Roberto Firmino as the best player he has ever worked with ahead of Liverpool‘s clash with Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday – and the Brazilian showed exactly why in the Reds’ 3-1 victory.
Asked by talkSPORT who has been the greatest player he has played with throughout his career, Van Dijk replied: “I’m going to be a little bit biased and say one of my team-mates; I would say Roberto Firmino.”
And the striker lived up to the billing against Arsenal, despite failing to get on the scoresheet.
Joel Matip headed Liverpool in front just before half-time, and a Mo Salah brace after the break took the game beyond Arsenal, who grabbed a consolation goal from Lucas Torreira.
But Firmino was clearly in the mood and caught the eye on the stroke of half-time, cheekily flicking the ball over Dani Ceballos’ head to set himself up for a volley which was deflected wide.
The following angle shows the skill even better.