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'It’s scary how it improves when Firmino comes on’: Pundits, managers, and team-mates lavish praise on Roberto Firmino after being on top form against Newcastle Roberto Firmino came off the bench to run the game against Newcastle Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah got the goals, but Firmino was instrumental Pundits, team-mates, and managers heaped praise on him after the game 

By Matt Porter For Mailonline

Published: 15:03 BST, 14 September 2019 | Updated: 15:03 BST, 14 September 2019

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Despite starting the game from the bench, Roberto Firmino put in a world class performance for Liverpool against Newcastle after coming on in the first half.

After the game, he was praised by BT Sport pundits Joe Cole and Jermaine Jenas, as well as both managers and his fellow team-mates.

'It's scary how much it improves when he comes on the pitch,' said Jenas, as Firmino took over the game with his skill, vision, and passing. 

Roberto Firmino put in a world class performance after coming on against Newcastle

Roberto Firmino put in a world class performance after coming on against Newcastle

It was Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah who got the goals, but Firmino was instrumental

It was Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah who got the goals, but Firmino was instrumental

'He's an important part of the way they want to play,' said Jenas. 'So unselfish, and the quality he brings.

'A lot of the things you're seeing him do here, they're sublime. Over the past few years he's earned the respect.'

Jenas even went on to say that he's a step above Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane when it comes to playing through the defence, pointing to a number of skillful flicks and passes.

'There's the difference between when Mane or Salah goes through the middle. They don't have that type of magic to do that

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