Our resident Liverpool fans in the Football Transfer Tavern have been ordering double measures this evening in celebration of the club’s signing of Hoffenheim’s Brazilian international Roberto Firmino.
Considered a marquee signing in every regard, Brendan Rodgers has swooped very quickly to sign the attacking midfielder in a huge five-year deal worth around £29 million.
With James Milner, Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan and Joe Gomez having already been snapped up this summer, what Reds fans were craving was a truly captivating signing such as Firmino and someone that can make the Kop stand up in adoration.
Of course, speculation that Raheem Sterling will now swap Anfield for Manchester City is rife and you’d imagine that Firmino has been brought in as a like-for-like replacement for the England international.
The Firmino signature has got our resident Liverpool fans scribbling down their potential best XI for next season on the back of beer mats all across the bar and they are licking their lips at the prospect of Firmino and Brazilian international team-mate Philippe Coutinho figuring behind a fully fit Daniel Sturridge.
With Liverpool being by far and away the most busiest Premier League side so far this summer transfer window, further additions can’t be ruled out with right back and the centre forward’s positions still expected to be filled by Rodgers and the transfer chiefs at Anfield.
So we’re taking this moment to try and second guess Rodgers while listing five more Reds targets who could end up following Firmino to Merseyside this summer.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players to follow Roberto Firmino to Liverpool this summer.