Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: 5 men who were brilliant for Liverpool
The Brazilian was intelligent as ever and worked extremely hard to put Chelsea on a lot of pressure. His movement and runs gave both Luiz and Rudiger, and later Christensen, a lot of headache. The Brazilian’s presence was exactly what Liverpool needed on the night and he was integral to Liverpool’s success on the field against Chelsea.
Firmino was extremely strong on the ball and did not allow either of the Chelsea center backs to bully him. He timed his runs to perfection and drew the attention of the defense, allowing Salah and Mane to operate with extended freedom. Firmino was also good with his final balls and quite often tried to play his attacking partners in.
But even without the ball, the Brazilian was extremely busy. He pressed the Chelsea team, won the ball back higher up on the pitch and even resorted to tackling to win possession. Even though he did not score, his overall performance helped Liverpool win the game.