Roberto Firmino has been Liverpool's ultimate clutch player in 2019/20

Roberto Firmino - the man for the big occasion!

Liverpool seem to have forgotten how to lose a football game.

Jurgen Klopp's imperious Reds side have now gone 40 Premier League matches unbeaten, equalling the record set by Jose Mourinho's all-conquering Chelsea side.

They're now just nine short of Arsenal's 'Invincible' record of 49 and they do not play another side in the top-six until their 49th game of this run.

Their opponent for that potentially record-equalling game? Manchester City, the script really does write itself.

Every single member of the Liverpool squad has been crucial to the club's recent success, but no player has been more clutch that Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian will never top the Premier League scoring charts, nor will he amass a Lionel Messi-like tally of goals in a single campaign.

But when Firmino scores, they're usually crucial goals - despite the fact none of his 10 strikes this season have come at Anfield.

In 2019/20 alone, the South American star has inflicted the decisive blow in the majority of the big games.

FIRMINO ONLY SCORES CRUCIAL GOALS

Last night against Wolves, Firmino bagged the winner once again, flashing the ball into the net after Jordan Henderson's incisive through ball to secure a 2-1 win and three more juicy points.

The 28-year-old thrives away from home. He netted the crucial second goal in Liverpool's 2-1 victory away at Chelsea earlier in the season and recently scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory at Tottenham.

Firmino also struck gold in the Reds' 4-0 demolition of Leicester at the King Power, securing himself a memorable brace in one of the club's greatest ever Premier League performances.

Then we have the Club World Cup.

Now, Klopp and Kopites will be the first to admit that Liverpool were far from their best out in Qatar.

Firmino with the Club World Cup trophy

But who turned up? Firmino. Late winners against Monterrey and Flamengo made sure 'world champions' was embroidered across Liverpool's jerseys for the foreseeable.

The 'Si Senor' chants are going to be louder than ever come May when the Premier League title is secured.

What. A. Player.

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