The Egypt worldwide claimed the Golden Boot, adding to numerous individual honours he has already won this season, including the PFA Players' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.
Firmino had an impressive 2017/18 season with Liverpool scoring 26 goals in all competitions, but feels there is still more that he can do.
Palace, meanwhile, will have been thankful for the exploits of Wilfried Zaha in steering the team away from relegation trouble, Benteke having toiled without notable reward in the final third.
"We have worked hard for it all season".
Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle (-2.93) and Liverpool youngster Dominic Solanke (-2.49) were also named and shamed in the top five of the league's least clinical players. "I really respect him a lot and I'm sure we are going to do something special for the club this year to end it".
"This season we have shown some absolutely fantastic games and have had some of our biggest audiences to date with viewing figures up by 47 per cent".
Los Blancos have little to play for in the final weeks of the season, unlike Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp now has two weeks to work on his team's tactics and keep them fresh and firing ahead of the tie.
"So that's really what we need now, and we're all happy about that".
"He pointed out something which could take the game into Liverpool's favour; the intensity of their play with or without the ball". I am playing for a great club and we have great players, so qualifying to the final came with great teamwork.
"The fact we were finalists and weren't able to win is a weight that we carry". The only thing we have to do is play our own game and not be nervous.
Despite being absent from action for the last two months, there is a chance that Liverpool could have Emre Can return to the squad for the Champions League final in Kiev where they will face Real Madrid. We won 3-0 at home against City.
Real Madrid haven't been firing on all cylinders either but I'm not convinced that that's as important for them as it is for us. But to be fair, I enjoyed it.