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EPL: Brilliant display, he was on fire – Michael Owen lauds Brazilian star

Former Liverpool star, Michael Owen, has lauded striker Roberto Firmino following his ‘brilliant’ display against Bournemouth over the weekend.

The Brazilian put up unbelievable numbers as Liverpool thrashed Bournemouth 9-0 in a Premier League tie at the weekend.

Firmino set up his side’s first three goals in the opening 28 minutes at Anfield before scoring in the 31st minute.

The Brazilian international added a second goal in the second half to give Jurgen Klopp’s side a 7-0 advantage.

His incredible display helped Liverpool put an end to their horrid start to the new Premier League season.

Praising Firmino after the game, Owen told Premier League Productions (as quoted by HITC): “He was on fire. We all know the class act that he is. He is just a dream for his teammates to play alongside.”

He added, “How many times has Firmino dropped into those pockets? He drops into the hole, and then players run into the spaces he vacates. His first touch is just staggering.

“He just caresses the ball and has great vision. And he was at the heart of the great things Liverpool did. Two goals and three assists. Brilliant.”

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