Garth Crooks heaped praise on Roberto Firmino after his goal helped to fire Liverpool FC to a 2-1 win at Chelsea FC in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Brazil international put the Reds 2-0 up in the 30th minute at Stamford Bridge after Trent Alexander-Arnold had given the visitors the lead with a fine free-kick.
Firmino’s goal came just moments after Cesar Azpilicueta had a goal ruled out by VAR which would have brought the Blues level.
BBC Sport pundit Crooks praised Firmino for the way he took his chance to net for the Reds so swiftly after the home side had seen their goal chalked off.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Crooks said: “I think VAR is going to be the death of us all in the end. Nevertheless, Liverpool used the technology to their benefit and Roberto Firmino in particular.
“There is no doubt in my mind that when VAR comes into action one team suffers and the other gains a massive psychological advantage.
“While Chelsea were suffering from VAR’s discovery that Mason Mount’s big toe was offside the Brazil international took complete advantage of the situation and put the game beyond the Blues.
“This was not a classic Liverpool performance but even VAR can’t stop a team from winning ugly.”
Firmino has now scored three goals and made three assists in six Premier League games for the Reds so far this term.
Liverpool FC’s 2-1 win at Chelsea FC moved them back five points clear at the top of the Premier League table as Jurgen Klopp’s men stretched their 100 per cent start to the new campaign to six games.
The Reds will return to Premier League action next weekend when they take on Sheffield United away from home on Saturday lunchtime.
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