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Roberto Firmino scores goal in friendly win over Wolves

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Roberto Firmino scored in a behind-closed-doors friendly match for Liverpool against Wolves at Melwood on Friday afternoon in front of the watching Jurgen Klopp.

The 24-year-old, who joined the Reds in a £29 million deal from Hoffenheim in the summer, netted in the 3-2 victory which also saw Philippe Coutinho score twice.

Firmino received the ball inside the penalty area, took a touch to steady himself before calmly poking the ball into the bottom corner of the net. (Scroll down this page to see the video).

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Friday’s match was organised for Klopp to keep several of his first-team stars not involved on international duty this weekend - and those on the fringes - match fit.

Adam Le Fondre scored twice for Wolves, but a late goal from Coutinho sealed the win for the Reds.

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Slow start for Firmino at Liverpool

Klopp and the Liverpool fans will be delighted that Firmino managed to get himself on the scoresheet - despite the fact it was in a meaningless friendly.

The South American has only managed to show glimpses of his class since joining the Merseyside outfit in the summer and is still looking to score his first competitive goal.

Klopp has faith in Firmino

Fortunately for Firmino, he has the backing of Klopp, who believes the Brazilian was - for a brief period of time - the best player in the Bundesliga.

The former Borussia Dortmund head coach was referring to the 2013-14 campaign when Firmino netted 22 goals in all competitions for Hoffenheim, 16 of which were scored in the Bundesliga.

Firmino clearly knows how to hit the back of the net and today’s friendly goal should give him confidence heading into Liverpool’s next match against Manchester City on November 21.

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