Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, is enjoying playing his football at the Merseyside club. The Brazilian who made the move from German club Hoffenheim in 2015 has now settled in nicely. This season he has been played as the number 9, a position which he has worked and tirelessly scoring 6 goals as well as providing 3 assists.
Firmino, has come on leaps and bounds under German manager Jurgen Klopp, and his work-rate has made him a firm fan favourite as well as being one of the first names on the team sheet. The 26-year-old who enjoys playing alongside is national teammate Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool told The Independent.
“It’s different: the game is quicker, but very physical at the same time,” Firmino told The Independent.
“I think my game is suited to it because I’m fast and I know how to use my strength.
“My team-mates play an important part in that because we seek to complement each other’s games.
“It helps having Coutinho with me. He’s a ‘differential’ who helps swing games.
“The fact we’re together day to day at Liverpool means we have a good understanding, so we can use that in Brazil games.
“Coutinho is a friend and also a great player.
“He’s got incredible passing ability; he knows how to put attackers in on goal.”
Firmino made a favourable comparison between Liverpool boss Klopp and Brazil gaffer Tite.
“I think the Brazil system is similar to the one we use at Liverpool, with lots of movement, players open out wide and quality midfielders who join the attack and score goals,” Firmino added.
Liverpool host Southampton on Saturday, the match kicks-off at 3pm.