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Liverpool duo key figures in Brazil 5-0 demolition job

By Amir Mir

Liverpool duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino got on the scoresheet, as Brazil hammered Bolivia 5-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday.

The Merseyside pair were both on form as Coutinho doubled his side’s lead in the first half, with his Reds teammate Firmino finding the net from a corner in the second half.

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil scored four first-half goals, with Neymar, Filipe Luis and Gabriel Jesus the other scorers.

Firmino has now taken his tally for his national side to four goals in 11 appearances, while Coutinho has scored the same amount of goals in 17 games.

The win secured a third consecutive win for coach Tite, with his national side second in a group consisting of ten South American teams.

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Brazil have registered 19 points from their opening nine games, with five wins, three draws and one loss, as they are one point behind leaders Uruguay.

Tite’s side will be hoping to qualify for a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, following their humiliating 7-1 demolition at the hands of Germany in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup.

The Brazilian’s will now travel to Venezuela on October 12, with Reds duo Coutinho and Firmino travelling back to Liverpool to face bitter rivals Manchester United five days later.

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