Since he signed for Liverpool in 2015, Roberto Firmino has morphed and evolved into a unique centre-forward, harnessing the responsibility of spearheading one of the most terrifying attacking trios in world football.
The Brazilian has blossomed into an attacker who loves to drop deep to influence the game, and that style has allowed players around him to flourish.
But who has been the striker’s most prolific partner in the Liverpool squad during his time on Merseyside?
It’s unsurprising to see Mohamed Salah as Firmino’s most prolific partner at Liverpool.
After their first game together it became clear that the duo would be two driving forces behind the club’s future success.
The two stars assisted one another in their first game together in a 3-3 draw against Watford, and both have since been essential players in Liverpool’s electric attacking front-three.
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James Milner has often been an underrated talent since moving to Liverpool, and an unexpected side effect of the midfielder joining the Reds has been his budding relationship with Firmino.
The duo have combined 14 times on the pitch, with goals against Arsenal and Manchester City part of Firmino and Milner’s hit list over the past four seasons.
Completing the attacking trio is Sadio Mane, and while the former Southampton man and Firmino have played together longer, they have not been as prolific as the Firmino/Salah dynamic.
The two attackers have combined to score some of the club’s most important goals in the past few seasons, including a vital away goal against Roma in the 2017/18 Champions League semi-final, as well as two goals in a 3-1 win against Arsenal in the 2016/17 Premier League season.
Scoring against your former team can be painful and Firmino experienced it first-hand when the striker scored against Hoffenheim in a Champions League qualifying game, with Jordan Henderson assisting the Brazilian.
The duo have linked up six times during their time together at Liverpool, with their most important contribution of late being Henderson’s goal against Southampton that rallied the club for their late title surge.
One quick-fire way to assert yourself as a fan favourite at Anfield is to score against Manchester United, and Firmino did just that with the help of Adam Lallana, who struck up a good relationship with the new recruit during his maiden campaign.
The duo combined four times in Firmino’s debut season in England but only once after that as injuries and a dip in form damaged Lallana’s first-team opportunities.