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Shit Lookalikes: Roberto Firmino & The New Ken (Of ‘Barbie’ Fame) Doll

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WithBarbieapproaching her 60th birthday, Mattel have launched a new phalanxof on-trend Ken dolls fit for the 21st century.

That is to say, the new Kens come in a variety of skin tonesandhave cornrows and man buns, etc.

Indeed, we couldn't help but noticing that 'Fashionista' Ken bears a certain resemblance to Liverpool's very own top-knotted, fluoro-toothed hipster.

Firmino Goal Seals Another Three Points

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Without getting too tied down in football cliches it certainly was a scrappy game at The Hawthorns for Liverpool on Sunday afternoon. The Reds walked away with all three points thanks to a single goal from Roberto Firmino but it wasn't exactly plain sailing.

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Liverpool Edge Closer To Champions League Football Next Season

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Jurgen Klopp was "really happy" with the performance of his Liverpool side on Sunday, as the Reds sealed a 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion.

A dull first-half was punctuated by two near-misses from crosses by the Baggies, before Roberto Firmino scored his second winning goal in as many weeks.

Liverpool: Albert Moreno Misses Open Goal But Reds Still Beat West Brom (Video)

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Liverpool moved up to third in the Premier League table after beating West Brom 1-0 at the Hawthorns.

However, the Reds should have won the game by a greater margin, only for Alberto Moreno to make an absolute mess of a gilt-edged chance at the death.

Roberto Firmino scored the only goal of the game at the end of the first period, heading home after Lucas had flicked on a James Milner free-kick.

Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

‘We Couldn’t See Through The Smoke’ – Stoke Fan Offers Up Interesting Theory About His Side’s Late Capitulation Against Liverpool (Video)

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Having gone 1-0 up just before half-time, Stoke came within 20 minutes of pulling off a shock win over Liverpool only to see Roberto Firmino and Philippe Countinho emerge from the bench and snaffle a late win for Jurgen Klopp's side.

The result was galling for the Stoke fans, who have now watched their sidefall to four defeats on the bounce as they continue to gradually slide ever closer to the relegation quagmire.

Manchester City charged with failing to control players: FA

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London (AFP) – Manchester City face a charge of failing to control their players by the Football Association for their surrounding the referee Michael Oliver when he awarded a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

Oliver, the same referee who was surrounded by Manchester United players in the fractious FA Cup quarter-final with Chelsea last week and resulted in the club being fined £20,000 (23,000 euros, $24,700), awarded a penalty to Liverpool when he judged Gael Clichy to have fouled Roberto Firmino in the 50th minute.

Firmino urges Liverpool to cement top four berth

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London (AFP) – Roberto Firmino has urged Liverpool to cement their place in the Premier League’s top four by taking advantage of Burnley’s away-day struggles on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are right back in the hunt for Champions League qualification after last weekend’s crucial 3-1 win over Arsenal.

Firmino urges Liverpool to cement top four berth

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London (AFP) – Roberto Firmino has urged Liverpool to cement their place in the Premier League’s top four by taking advantage of Burnley’s away-day struggles on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are right back in the hunt for Champions League qualification after last weekend’s crucial 3-1 win over Arsenal.

Liverpool punish Wenger gamble, Ibrahimovic in dock

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London (AFP) – Liverpool punished Arsene Wenger’s selection gamble with a crucial 3-1 win over spluttering Arsenal, while Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face disciplinary action after appearing to elbow Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings in a fiery 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Wenger sprang a major surprise by leaving Alexis Sanchez on the bench and the Chile forward was badly missed as Arsenal were blown away in the first half at Anfield.

Liverpool punish Wenger gamble, Ibrahimovic in dock

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London (AFP) – Liverpool punished Arsene Wenger’s selection gamble with a crucial 3-1 win over spluttering Arsenal, while Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic could face disciplinary action after appearing to elbow Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings in a fiery 1-1 draw on Saturday.

Wenger sprang a major surprise by leaving Alexis Sanchez on the bench and the Chile forward was badly missed as Arsenal were blown away in the first half at Anfield.

Liverpool’s Firmino banned and fined £20,000 for drink-driving

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was banned from driving for a year and fined £20,000 ($25,000, 24,000 euros) after admitting drink-driving on Wednesday.

The Brazilian international was stopped by police while he was driving his Range Rover in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.

Liverpool’s Firmino banned and fined £20,000 for drink-driving

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was banned from driving for a year and fined £20,000 ($25,000, 24,000 euros) after admitting drink-driving on Wednesday.

The Brazilian international was stopped by police while he was driving his Range Rover in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.

Klopp Complains About Quiet Kop As Liverpool Struggles Continue

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Jurgen Klopp complained about the atmosphere inside Anfield after his Liverpool side crashed to defeat to lowly Swansea in the Premier League.

Klopp, who has made his displeasure about early kick-offs known regularly during his reign at Anfield, watched Fernando Llorente fire the Swans into a 2-0 lead early in the second half on Saturday.

Klopp slams sloppy Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp slammed Liverpool's careless defending as his side's Premier League title challenge suffered a damaging blow in a shock 3-2 home defeat against Swansea on Saturday.

Reds boss Klopp was furious Swansea striker Fernando Llorente was allowed to score twice in quick succession in the second half after lapses in concentration from the Liverpool defence.

Klopp slams sloppy Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) Jurgen Klopp slammed Liverpool's careless defending as his side's Premier League title challenge suffered a damaging blow in a shock 3-2 home defeat against Swansea on Saturday.

Reds boss Klopp was furious Swansea striker Fernando Llorente was allowed to score twice in quick succession in the second half after lapses in concentration from the Liverpool defence.

Sigurdsson strike stuns Liverpool at Anfield

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Liverpool (AFP) Gylfi Sigurdsson's decisive goal boosted Swansea's hopes of Premier League survival as they inflicted Liverpool's first home defeat for almost a year with a 3-2 triumph at Anfield on Saturday.

Iceland international Sigurdsson, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Welsh club, struck with 16 minutes left after Paul Clement's side had let a two-goal lead slip against title-chasing Liverpool.

Ratings: Liverpool duo impress; Manchester United's big money star puts on a lacklustre show

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic etched his name as a Manchester United legend as he scored late on to salvage a vital point in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday.

Liverpool took the lead through James Milner in the first half. Paul Pogba handled the ball inside the box, giving Liverpool a soft penalty.

Photos: Liverpool’s Christmas party

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A photo posted by Roberto Firmino (@roberto_firmino) on Dec 20, 2016 at 12:40pm PST Liverpool had a double cause for celebration as they held their...

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Sanchez, Firmino and Chelsea’s 3-4-3: Why Premier League tactical flexibility is the season’s key theme so far

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Tactical flexibility and positional innovation have been major themes of the 2016/17 Premier League season so far. Joel Rabinowitz explains how and why... There is a default tendency among...

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Sanchez, Firmino and Chelsea’s 3-4-3: Why Premier League tactical flexibility is the season’s key theme so far

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Liverpool: Hoffenheim Scout Reveals He Used Football Manager To Discover Robert Firmino

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The Hoffenheim scout responsible for plucking Roberto Firmino from the Brazilian second division has revealed that he initially discovered the midfielder using Football Manager.

The Germanclub initially ended up paying around £3.5million for the teenage Firmino in January of 2011 before selling him on to Liverpool at a significant mark-up (£29million) some four-and-a-halfyears later.

Fernandinho and Philippe Coutinho in Brazil line-up x Argentina 10 November 2016

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Neymar and Messi go head to head

Over 60,000 are expected in the estádio Mineirão for Brazil's clash with Argentina on Thursday.
Four straight wins have lifted Brazil to top slot in the South America qualifiers but this will be Tite's first real test as coach.
Manchester City-bound Gabriel Jesus will line up alongside Neymar.

Six One: Five Things We Learned

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1) Goals are coming from all over the place

I expected us to beat Watford on Sunday and I expected us to concede but I never expected us to walk away with a 6-1 victory. It was a ridiculous performance from the Reds and what is most refreshing to see is the fact that the goals aren't just coming from one player.

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino’s Celebration Against Crystal Palace Could Have *Technically* Resulted In Goal Being Disallowed

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Not that we wish to be killjoys about the whole thing, but it has emerged that Roberto Firmino's goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening couldhave been disallowed on a technicality.

Firmino capitalised on some defensive dawdling to dink a subtle finish over Steve Mandandaand thus flesh out a 4-2 win for the Reds at Selhurst Park.

Photos: Liverpool stars in Halloween fancy dress

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With my BatGirl A photo posted by Roberto Firmino (@roberto_firmino) on Oct 30, 2016 at 1:20pm PDT A host of Liverpool stars donned fancy dress...

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Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea players in Brazil squad vs Argentina and Peru November 2016

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Tite has called up 24 players for the World Cup qualifiers against Argentina in Belo Horizonte 10th November and Peru in Lima six days later.
Marcelo, Casemiro and Douglas Costa are back from injury. São Paulo's Rodrigo Caio is amongst the centre-backs. Manchester City's Fernandinho, Chelsea's Willian and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho are all in.

From Lallana to Firmino… 5 Liverpool players whose fortunes have changed under Klopp

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Five Things We Learned From The Swansea Game

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1) The grey area between a penalty or simulation The decision to give Daniel Sturridge a yellow card for simulation was an absolute joke in my opinion. After logging on to Twitter at half time it appears some people felt he got what he deserved. For me, he was clearly impeded via the action of a push and while this action obviously didn't warrant a penalty it isn't to say the alternative was to book him for simulation.

Milner sends Liverpool second, Chelsea back on track

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London (AFP) James Milner's 84th-minute penalty earned Liverpool a gritty 2-1 victory at Swansea City on Saturday that saw Jurgen Klopp's side climb to second place in the Premier League table.

Leroy Fer gave struggling Swansea an eighth-minute lead, but Roberto Firmino equalised early in the second half before Milner claimed the winner following a foul on Firmino by Angel Rangel.

Milner sends Liverpool second, Chelsea back on track

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London (AFP) James Milner's 84th-minute penalty earned Liverpool a gritty 2-1 victory at Swansea City on Saturday that saw Jurgen Klopp's side climb to second place in the Premier League table.

Leroy Fer gave struggling Swansea an eighth-minute lead, but Roberto Firmino equalised early in the second half before Milner claimed the winner following a foul on Firmino by Angel Rangel.

Milner spot on as Liverpool sink Swansea

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) James Milner propelled Liverpool to second place in the Premier League as his late penalty secured a 2-1 win against Swansea on Saturday.

Milner's spot-kick sealed an impressive comeback for Jurgen Klopp's team and enabled the Reds to move within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City, who face Tottenham on Sunday.

Milner spot on as Liverpool sink Swansea

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Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) James Milner propelled Liverpool to second place in the Premier League as his late penalty secured a 2-1 win against Swansea on Saturday.

Milner's spot-kick sealed an impressive comeback for Jurgen Klopp's team and enabled the Reds to move within two points of Premier League leaders Manchester City, who face Tottenham on Sunday.

Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City players in Brazil squad for Bolivia and Venezuela matches October 2016

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Tite has called up 24 players for the World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia (6th October in Natal) and Venezuela (10th October in Mérida).
Flamengo keeper Alex Muralha gets his first call up. Thiago Silva is back alongside Douglas Costa. Chelsea's Willian and Oscar, Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho, and Manchester City's Fernandinho are also in the squad.

Former Chelsea stars drive teams to emphatic wins while Liverpool thump the champions

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It was another intriguing round of Premier League football after a fortnight off for the international break. Pep Guardiola beat Jose Mourinho in what was the most highly anticipated game of the weekend, while Watford came from 2-0 down to beat West Ham 4-2 at the London Stadium. Below are the 11 players who shone the brightest in the Premier League this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp Looking For Consistency From Liverpool

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits his side have to prove they can consistently play the sort of football which saw Premier League champions Leicester beaten 4-1 at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino began and ended the scoring, with goals from Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana in between, while Lucas Leiva's mistake briefly gave the Foxes hope when Jamie Vardy made it 2-1 just before half-time.

Billion Dollar Babies: Why Premier League new money won’t improve the quality on show

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Photo: Roberto Firmino’s ‘blessed’ shin pads are ready for Liverpool vs Sevilla

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Are @LFC blessed to have @Roberto_Firmino? #UELfinal pic.twitter.com/dZoFPQWCda UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) May 18, 2016 Liverpool...

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Final Countdown: Klopp Leads Liverpool Closer To Europa League Glory After Anfield Cruise Against Villarreal (Photos & Video)

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Jurgen Klopp remains on course to land a trophy in his first season with Liverpool after the Reds cruised to a 3-0 second leg win against Villarreal an Anfield on Thursday evening.

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With a 1-0 first leg deficit to overcome, the Reds got off to a perfect start on the night, withBruno Soriano putting through his own net.