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() They sang his name, relentlessly, after he had sealed this latest, emphatic win. The chant continued when the teams left the field and was still booming as the fans teemed out the Cricket Field Stand and headed home.

'There's something that the Kop want you to know,' it went. 'The best in the world is Bobby Firmino!'

Not many outside Liverpool would agree with that declaration. Firmino rarely commands the spotlight, he does not embark on prolific scoring sprees and when it comes to award season, he is nowhere to be seen. For all the talk of Liverpool's front three, Firmino is frequently overlooked.

Roberto Firmino rarely commands the spotlight but he is vital to this brilliant Liverpool team

Roberto Firmino rarely commands the spotlight but he is vital to this brilliant Liverpool team

Firmino sealed Liverpool's 3-0 win at Turf Moor with a fine finish from 20 yards out

Firmino sealed Liverpool's 3-0 win at Turf Moor with a fine finish from 20 yards out

This could be the season Firmino steps out of the shadow of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

This could be the season Firmino steps out of the shadow of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane

This isn't a go at Mo... but goal bonuses can breed greed 

Watching Sadio Mane fume about Mo Salah not squaring the ball for him to score got me thinking about selfishness in football in general.

This is a situation we are seeing more and more. Often a player will try to score when a team-mate is in a better position. I'm not accusing Salah of this at all, but the reason we are seeing more of these scenarios in general may be due to the goal bonuses in place for strikers nowadays. They have brought greed and selfishness into the game, and I don't like it.

Paying a goalscorer more than his basic salary to score goals? That's his job. It's in the name. He should want to do that regardless of whether it adds any extra to his pay packet. Otherwise it risks creating an unhealthy environment. Bonuses for goals were a rarity in my era. Now most contracts include them.

As I said, I don't know if Salah has a goal bonus. If he does, I know don't how much he gets.

But I can guarantee Jurgen Klopp will have spoken to his player after he failed to pass to Mane and also to Roberto Firmino against Burnley and nipped this in the bud. Football is a team game. All forwards must remember that.

By Sportsmail's JAMIE REDKNAPP 

It was true, to a point, at Turf Moor. Headlines were captured by Sadio Mane's volcanic reaction to being substituted, his fury fuelled by Mohamed Salah's decision to go it alone and seek a goal, rather than make an unselfish pass to his team-mate.

The real showstopper in Liverpool's fourth consecutive win of the campaign, though,

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