Liam Baker’s value to the Richmond team was exemplified at the MCG last Friday night.

The dual premiership Tiger, who has developed into a star down back, provided the side with a timely boost when he moved forward during the big clash with ladder leader the Western Bulldogs.

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Round 7: Match highlights

Highlights of the Round 7 win against the Western Bulldogs.

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Baker’s clever crumbing goal in the tense last quarter gave the Tigers some crucial breathing space after they had so impressively worked their way into the lead, overcoming a deficit of more than four goals at one stage.

It was a case of back to the future for Baker, who started his football life at Tigerland as a forward after being recruited from Western Australia.

“I went forward there a bit in the last quarter, and it was good,” Baker told Fox Footy in a post-match interview.

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Round 7: Baker on going forward

Liam Baker speaks to the media following the Round 7 win against the Western Bulldogs.

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“If you can play a different position, hopefully it keeps you in the team for longer . . .

“Whatever ‘Dimma’ wants me to do, I’m happy to do and try to execute as best I can.”