On this day in 2017, Roberto Firmino struck a sublime winning goal away against Stoke for Liverpool in the Premier League.

The Reds found themselves 1-0 down at half-time to Stoke thanks to a strike from Irish forward Jonathan Walters as he headed home a cross from current Liverpool player Xherdan Shaqiri.

This prompted Jurgen Klopp to make two changes at the interval; bringing on both Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino for Trent Alexander-Arnold and Ben Woodburn. The Brazilian pair proved to be the difference, as Coutinho leveled the scores in the 70th minute before Firmino smashed in the winner two minutes later.

Firmino’s winning goal was sensational as he made an intelligent run off the back of the Stoke centre-backs and latched onto an inch-perfect pass from Gini Wijnaldum before belting a shot into the top corner on the volley.

Liverpool’s official account posted the clip on Twitter, showing off Firmino’s stylish finish and celebration to secure the three points on the day.

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