Roberto Firmino credited with assist of the season for Mohamed Salah goal during Liverpool v Southampton

Roberto Firmino credited with assist of the season for Mohamed Salah goal during Liverpool v Southampton

Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah celebrate during Liverpool’s match with Southampton (Reuters)Roberto Firmino has been credited with the assist of the season for his role in Mohamed Salah’s goal against Southampton.

The Liverpool duo combined just before half-time at St Mary’s to score a wonderful goal.

Salah played the ball into Firmino, who flicked the ball through Southampton’s defence with the inside of his heel to return it to his team-mate. Salah then calmly finished past Alex McCarthy to cap off the perfect move.

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Firmino played a one-two with Salah

The touch was perfect

Firmino saw Salah meet his pass and slot the ball into the netSpeaking at half-time, Graeme Souness told Sky Sports: ‘It doesn’t get any better than this.

‘Firmino he’s a cute and clever player.’

Liverpool fans were in awe at Firmino’s touch…

Firmino has just wrapped up assist of the season 👏👏👏👏
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 11, 2018

That’s an unbelievable goal. The finish from Salah is great but the backheel assist from Firmino is just outrageous.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) February 11, 2018

Roberto Firmino with the most beautiful assist you’ll ever see for Salah, there. 29 goals in all competitions for the Egyptian.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) February 11, 2018

That was bloody beautiful, what a goal. What an assist from Bobby Firmino
— fivetimesclub (@fivetimesclub) February 11, 2018

Utter filth from Firmino. Back heel assist, and Salah scores another one. Oooooooo Mo Salah!
— Kloppist (@LFCVegas) February 11, 2018

The goal made it 2-0 to Liverpool, with Salah having earlier set up Firmino for the opener. That took Firmino’s tally for the season to 20 – his best since 2013/14.

Firmino celebrates his goal (Reuters)More: Liverpool FC