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Roberto Firmino picks his best goal of the season

Roberto Firmino finished his second season at Anfield with 12 goals to his name, beating his debut campaign’s tally by one.

11 of his 12 goals arrived in the league, with some memorable strikes among them – not least his dramatic winner at Stoke City in April that proved vital in the top four finish.

There were some lovely finishes in among the dozen, and the Brazilian picked his lovely dinked finish at Crystal Palace as his personal favourite.

“If you asked me for the best three goals I scored, I’d say Palace away in third place, the one at Stoke next, and then that second goal against Swansea,” he told the official Liverpool FC magazine.

That goal against Swansea, his second of the game, is lost in the memory due to the way the Reds ultimately lost the game 3-2 at Anfield, but it was a sweetly struck strike at the Kop end.

“We were 2-1 down when Gini won the ball on the left and I realised that he was going to cross it. I had to react very quickly and I dominated the ball with my chest. My only thought then was to shoot straight away.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 21, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino scores the second equalising goal against Swansea City to make the score 2-2 during the FA Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“[They were] important goals but how we performed as a team was more important, adapting to games against difficult opponents away from home to get the right result,” he added.

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 8, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the second goal against Stoke City with team-mate Philippe Coutinho Correia during the FA Premier League match at the Bet365 Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Looking ahead to next season – and European football – the Reds’ No. 11 said: “We’re really looking forward to them next season.

“We’ll have more games to play but, as I’ve said before, I would play twice a week if I could. It shows the team is moving in the right direction.”

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