Trent Alexander Arnold has called Roberto Firmino the 'best player Liverpool could have'

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Liverpool flexed their muscles once again on Saturday afternoon with a dominant win over Newcastle.

Having gone behind to an early Jetro Willems rocket, the Reds asserted their authority, flipping the tie on its head before halftime thanks to a Sadio Mane double.

Mohamed Salah then killed the contest off in the second half as he ghosted into the six yard area before slotting the ball past Martin Dubravka.

Virgil van Dijk was at his imperious best again while Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum underlined why they are so valuable to the Liverpool machine.

However, there was one player in particular who really caught the eye at Anfield thanks to a simply sublime performance.

Roberto Firmino was nigh on untouchable at times, producing some outrageous tricks and flicks to unlock a stubborn Magpie defence.

His assist for Salah's goal was other worldly and his relentless pressing hauled Liverpool back onto the front foot.

Speaking in the aftermath of the Brazilian's world-class performance, Trent Alexander-Arnold summed up just how important he is to the Liverpool juggernaut.

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"I'm running out of words to describe him," said right-back Alexander-Arnold.

"He's an unbelievable player. I've said it before - he's priceless to us.

For us he's the best player we could have. 

"He's the one that makes everything tick, he's the glue that holds everything together.

"The quality he showed here - his work on and off the ball, especially that second assist - was world class. He is a world-class player."

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In a team overflowing with world class talent, that is quite a statement.

While Firmino may not find the net as regularly as his colleagues in that terrifying from trio, it is his graft and guile that makes it possible for Mane and Salah to plunder goals in the way they do.

The Merseysiders are now five points clear at the top of the league, unbeaten in 43 league games at Anfield, and on a remarkable 15-game winning streak.

Sim señor indeed.

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