He has now scored as many as the entire Toon team in the current campaign.
Firmino has been in brilliant form along with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, with Liverpool FC having earned plenty of praise for their fine attacking displays so far this season.
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The Magpies now sit 15th in the table but are just two points off the drop zone following their 2-2 draw with Bournemouth last time out so Benitez will be desperate to take a positive result away tonight. It's understandable thinking given Newcastle are painfully short on goals: Dwight Gayle is the team's top scorer in the league with just five.
But any frustration was eased five minutes before the break when Salah made the most of his first clear-cut chance.
The Egypt winger took Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's pass and shot low under Martin Dubravka for his 32nd goal of the season and his eighth in his last seven appearances.
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Firmino had the awareness to slip the ball back to Mane, who curled home his fifth goals in his last three games.
Substitute Chris Wood scored a header in the 80th minute to give Burnley their first Premier League victory in 12 games with a 2-1 win against 10-man Everton at Turf Moor.
Salah has had a stunning first season at Liverpool since arriving from Serie A giants Roma last summer. "I am the Newcastle manager, and I've got to be sure we go there and we compete".
In his last two meetings with Benitez, Klopp feels Liverpool have gifted Newcastle points - throwing away leads in both encounters.
He said: "We won four trophies, we played three finals, we reached the semi-final of the Europa League, so the time that we were there with the results that we had, we did well and the people remember that".
- The Reds have scored more Premier League goals against Newcastle than they have versus any other side in the competition.
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Rain, thunderstorms early Thursday
That being said, regardless of any severe weather threat, winds will be gusty all day long, exceeding 35 miles per hour at times. After the cold start, temperatures will slowly rebound into the mid 40s under sunny skies, average for this time of year.
Rain and Thunderstorms Potential This Weekend
Temperature lows for Sunday will settle in the high 30s in some sections of the state but will mostly remain in the 40s. Heading into today , the average monthly temperature was more than 4 degrees above-normal, data showed.