Who is Roberto Firmino?
Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira born 2 October 1991) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward, attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team . After starting his career with Figueirense in 2009, he spent four-and-a-half seasons at Hoffenheim.
Why did Firmino join the Brazil national football team?
Firmino said that it was his “dream” to play in the national team though he had no “contact with national team manager Dunga”. On 23 October 2014, Firmino received his first call up to Brazil national football team for the friendly matches against Turkey and Austria.
What position does Firmino play at Liverpool?
After initially starting as a left winger at Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers, new manager Jürgen Klopp used Firmino more centrally, initially as a False 9. However, after impressing under Klopp’s pressing system, Firmino established himself as Liverpool’s first choice centre-forward by the 2017–18 season.
When did Firmino make his Premier League debut?
On 9 August 2015, Firmino made his competitive debut for the club, coming on for the final ten minutes in a 1-0 win at Stoke. After being featured as a substitute in the opening two games, on 24 August 2015, Firmino made his first start for the club, playing 63 minutes in a 0-0 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates.