Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino spent his first day training at Liverpool’s Melwood complex on Wednesday, after his £29 million move from 1899 Hoffenheim.
Roberto Firmino was officially unveiled as a Liverpool player on Wednesday, with the Brazilian forward undergoing his first training session at the club’s Melwood complex.
Having joined the Reds from Hoffenheim in a deal worth £29 million earlier this summer, the 23-year-old was afforded an extended leave after his involvement in the Copa America in Chile.
Firmino can play all across the front line, and has been utilised as a centre-forward by Brazil manager Dunga.
Tall, strong and quick, Firmino was lauded for his defensive contribution during his time with Hoffenheim.
The Maceio-born star is adept in the air and on the ground, with his pressing game compared to that of former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Best known for his attacking abilities however, manager Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that Firmino can help boost what was a struggling Liverpool attacking line.
He scored seven goals and made 10 assists in 33 Bundesliga games in 2014/15.
Firmino marked his first day on Merseyside by tweeting: “Great first day @LFC!! Thank you all! #letsgetstarted.”
Having already perfect his Melwood lean, Firmino looks right at home in Liverpool.
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