"You have to work for that and everybody could see Mo was not the happiest person in the stadium when we took him off, but at least I have to stay kind of reasonable. because there's a lot of games to come".
Against Swansea City on Boxing Day, marking his 200th appearance in all competitions for Liverpool, the Brazil international was the hangover from hell for the opposition: a head-spinning nuisance that sapped energy and sucked any of their efforts to be productive. "In the end he scored two goals, so that's nice".
"Probably you (the media) could of scored this".
His attitude was praised by pundits and fans, with some even saying he shows potential to one day wear the captain's armband for Liverpool.
Roberto Firmino is on a run of nine goals in as many games for Liverpool.
And, of course, this is on top of the £68,085-a-week he gets in wages.
Liverpool structure the 26-year-old's earnings to provide incremental rewards for the number of goals he scores.
Liverpool drew 3-3 with Arsenal in a thrilling clash on Friday and host Swansea this evening.
"I have confidence with the amazing players and staff we have, allied with the support we get each and every matchday, that the next year will be even better".
When Liverpool finally had their second, it was born out of his boot.
Once Trent Alexander-Arnold notched his first league goal with a dash and smash unde the crossbar, Swansea was definitively snuffed.
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Britton spoke with Sky Sports after the game and said: "It's been a worrying time because we are bottom of the league and the situation we are in".
Displays like these will only further drive Barca's desire to see him in their shirt, conjuring such mastery for them.
Replacing Coutinho will not be as straightforward as it was to recruit him - there are very few who can dictate, decorate and frame a game like the Brazilian, who in a double century of games for the club has not lifted a trophy.
Despite Liverpool being more prepared for the playmaker's departure given his transfer request ahead of the 2017-18 opener as he pushed to line up for Barca, they will hope to not have a repeat attempt for his services next month.
He has been close, but he'll know almost doesn't count. When players leave it is down to others to step up and take the lead role.
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