New Liverpool signing Roberto Firmino gave fans a gimpse of what could be to come from him during his competitive debut against Swindon Town on Sunday.
The Brazilian attacking midfielder started the 2-1 victory at the County Ground — Liverpool’s final pre-season friendly of the summer before the Premier League gets underway next weekend.
Firmino looked lively and eager to impress, chasing down loose balls and tracking back to great athletic ability.
Early on the 23-year-old should have had a penalty when Swindon goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux, on trial from Liverpool U21s, brought him down in the area, but referee Steve Cooper turned appeals away.
Firmino played 67 minutes of the friendly victory in which Christian Benteke and Sheyi Ojo scored their first goals for the club.
Preparations for the new season continue at Melwood this week ahead of Sunday’s clash against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium (4pm).
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