Roberto Firmino could break a very impressive Premier League record this season

Roberto Firmino

Liverpool climbed to second in the Premier League table on Saturday after recording a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah put them ahead five minutes before half-time with his 32nd goal of an outstanding season, and Sadio Mane doubled the advantage shortly after the interval.

In addition to a strong performance from Loris Karius and the often-maligned defence, it was another match in which Liverpool's stunning front three were all involved in goals.

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Roberto Firmino didn't get on the scoresheet, but he set up Mane's goal and the Brazilian is one of the most valuable forwards around right now with everything he offers.

In fact, with nine league games remaining, the Brazilian is on course to equal and then break a seriously impressive all-time record at Liverpool this season.

Firmino on fire this season

Liverpool fans absolutely adore Firmino and it's easy to see why when you consider his immense work-rate combined with a tally of 22 goals in all competitions this term - his best-ever return.

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In the Premier League, the 26-year-old has registered 13 goals and seven assists, and it's his consistent end product which could see him make history.

Firmino on course to break PL record

Firmino is eyeing the Premier League record for the number of times a player scores and assists a goal in the same match in one season - something he's already done six times this term.

Per Liverpool Echo, this puts him just one behind Alan Shearer (1994-95), Thierry Henry (2002-03) and Robin van Persie (2011-12), who all managed the feat on seven occasions in a season.

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What Firmino needs to do

So, Firmino has a maximum of nine more games in the 2017-18 campaign and he'll have to score and assist in two of those outings in order to break the Premier League record.

Of course, doing it once more would see him draw level with Shearer, Henry and Van Persie to at least equal the record, but it's a tremendous sign of Firmino's current end product.

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Even if he doesn't break the record outright, the Brazil international has already scored and assisted in more league matches than any other English top-flight player this season.

After Tuesday's Champions League tie with Porto, Firmino will begin his quest for history when Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to take on rivals Manchester United.

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