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Andy Robertson has praised Roberto Firmino for making a “big impact” in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
For Liverpool, Firmino- despite only emerging as a 37th minute substitute-was a sublime conductor, setting a compelling tempo with an exquisite flourish.
The forward’s through ball allowed Sadio Mane to score his second before the break and he produced an excellent flick to set up Mohamed Salah in the second half.
“We’re gutted for big Div coming off, hopefully, it’s not too serious but he had to come off at that time,” Robertson told the club’s website . “But to bring Bobby on is always a nice sub to have. Obviously he came back late from international and the manager decided to put him on the bench. When he came on he showed his class and could probably have had three or four assists. He had a big impact and that’s what we needed. Luckily we had enough for the three points.”