Milner would drop back alongside Henderson to aid the solidity of the midfield unit but it also offered the freedom for Andrew Robertson to attack down the left, knowing he would be covered.
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The 25-year-old is now six games deep into his career with Blaugrana and looks set to form a lethal attacking quartet with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele. It makes Anfield a fortress, a seething cauldron from which few visiting sides emerge with fond memories.
Last month, Mundo Deportivo claimed that the Barcelona were close to secure the services of the Brazil starlet from Gremio in a deal worth around €30m (£26.6m, $37m).
Firmino scored six goals in the Champions League group stages as Liverpool topped Group E and hopes he can add to his tally at the Estadio do Dragao and prove he is among the best strikers on the continent. There is, after all, no trophy handed out for points against the rest of the top six.
"They're two big idols for me and to play for the same team as them is great - but not just with them, with Andres [Iniesta] and the rest, too".
So what has impressed the Brazilian most since his move from the Premier League? They have done so on 19 occasions already this season. "I repeat, if it is completed".
This huge act clearly shows his passion for sporting that Blaugrana jersey on his body.
For five-time European Cup winners Liverpool, they face FC Porto for a place in the competition's quarter finals.
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