Roberto Firmino has spoken Liverpool as part of a Football Firsts feature in which he revealed a number of interesting things.
the £180,000 per week Striker shared his first goal celebration, first nickname and also his first conversation with Jurgen Klopp.
What’s the matter?
Well, Firmino seems to love the German as he has been full of praise for the 54-year-old.
The Brazil international said: “It’s difficult! I remember we exchanged messages, in person, when he arrived here in Liverpool. I told him how happy I am that he came here and here I am today, very happy by his side. His arrival here changed everything.
“We clicked straight away and got on really well. I already knew him because I played against him in Germany. I knew him, he knew me. Thanks to him, I’ve grown and developed a lot here.”
As Firmino notes, both experienced life in the Bundesliga, which was a key factor in the couple’s relationship blossoming.
Klopp already knew what type of player the South American is and how best to use it, and the proof is in the pudding.
Ever since the former Borussia Dortmund boss arrived at Anfield, Firmino has been one of Liverpool’s best players and has also written himself into club folklore with his award-winning performances.
Jürgen Klopp could have saved Roberto Firmino at Liverpool FC
In our view, Klopp saved Firmino’s Liverpool career.
Accordingly the athleteBrendan Rodgers didn’t want the 30-year-old at all, preferring Christian Benteke instead.
The Reds eventually signed both, but the £29 million Buying Firmino had more to do with Michael Edwards than Rodgers.
in the seven In his appearances under the Northern Irishman – mainly on the right wing – Firmino was unable to score or assist as he struggled to adapt.
Klopp clearly had a huge influence on Firmino, to say the least.
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