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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino: Seven things to know about Brazil forward

Highlights from new Liverpool signing Roberto Firmino's Copa America campaign for Brazil so far.

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.



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Roberto Firmino signs for Liverpool from Hoffenheim, subject to medical

The ESPN FC panel discuss Roberto Firmino's transfer from Hoffenheim to Liverpool, where Craig Burley believes he's not the player Liverpool need right now.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno react to the news that Roberto Firmino is heading to Liverpool while both are in agreement Brendan Rodgers needs to purchase an out-and-out goal scorer.
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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.

 By PA Sport

Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino set for England transfer - agent

Roberto Firmino is currently representing Brazil in the Copa America.

The agent of Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino has confirmed that his client is moving to England next season.

Roger Wittmann, who represents the 23-year-old, would not reveal where the striker's exact destination was -- although he has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United.

"All I can say is that he's moving to England," Wittmann told Germany's Bild newspaper.

It may take a while before a deal is announced, though, since the Brazil international is currently representing his country...

Hoffenheim expect Roberto Firmino to leave Bundesliga this summer

Roberto Firmino has broken into the Brazil squad this year after a fine Bundesliga campaign with Hoffenheim.

Brazil international Roberto Firmino is set to leave the Bundesliga this summer, Hoffenheim CEO Peter Rettig believes.

Firmino, 23, has become a regular in the Brazil squad under new coach Carlos Dunga after not being called up by former Selecao boss Luiz Felipe Scolari for the 2014 World Cup hosts last summer.

The attacking midfielder has been linked with a move away from Hoffenheim, who finished the season in eighth position and outside the European qualification places.

Firmino's agent Roger...