Squad Number: 9
Full Name: Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira
Born: 2nd October 1991 in Maceió, Brazil
Bought: 4th July 2015 from 1899 Hoffenheim
Transfer Fee: £29,000,000
2017/18 Appearances: 42 (3 from bench)
2017/18 Goals: 23
2017/18 Assists: 10
Playing time: 3287 mins
Time per goal: 143 mins
All LFC Appearances: 132 LFC Goals: 46
Career Appearances: 338 Career Goals: 107
Brazil Appearances: 12 Goals: 5
Previous Clubs: Clube de Regatas Brasil, Figueirense, 1899 Hoffenheim
Most recent competitive appearance for LFC:
17/03/2018 79 mins v Watford (H) Won 5-0
Roberto Firmino Profile
Firmino joined Figueirenese's youth side in 2008 at the age of 17. He had been discovered by a dentist at the age of 15 who worked with local side. Clube de Regatas Brasil.
He made his debut in Serie B on the 24th October 2009.
He joined Hoffenheim of Germany formally on the 1st January 2011.
He was dropped from the first team squad after showing up late for training in November 2011. The following season he played 36 times and scored seven times.
He signed a 3 year extension in March 2014 but signed for Liverpool for just under £30 million in June 2015 whilst he was competing for Brazil in the Copa America.
He took part in a pre-season friendly away at Swindon before making his debut - replacing Jordon Ibe for the 12 minutes of the 1-0 opening Premier League day win at Stoke City
He received his first call up to Brazil in October 2014 and scored in his 2nd appearance against Austria.
With the arrival of Jurgen Klopp, Firmino's Liverpool career bloomed and he became a key player in the side operating in the false 9 position.
He was actually handed the number 9 shirt ahead of the 2017-18 shirt and scored two goals in the 7-0 away win against Maribor - setting a joint Champions League away victory record.
On the 11th February, Firmino scored his 20th goal of the season in the 2-0 victory away at Southampton - the first time he had reached that milestone in a season for the reds.
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