Brazil international Roberto Firmino is set to become Liverpool's second-most expensive signing after a £29 million deal was agreed with Hoffenheim -- which also makes him the Bundesliga's most expensive player at €42 million. Here is are seven things to know about the forward.
Born in Maceio, birthplace of three-time World Cup winner as player and manager Mario Zagallo, Firmino began his career in the youth team at Clube de Regatas Brasil before moving on to Figueirense.
Liverpool have announced the signing of Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino, subject to the forward completing a medical.
Firmino, 23, has agreed a long-term contract with Liverpool and will undergo a medical after his involvement with Brazil at the Copa America.
It is reported the Brazil international will arrive at Anfield for a fee of £29 million, which would make him the club's second-highest record signing to Andy Carroll, who joined the Reds from Newcastle in 2011 for £35m.