The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been given another reason to look forward to the World Cup in Russia this summer as Roberto Firmino has been called up to the Brazilian national side. Fans have been reading the news on the Liverpool website as they look ahead to the start of the tournament on the 14th June.
Roberto Firmino has been named in Brazil’s squad for the #WorldCup.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 15 May 2018
Whilst Firmino’s inclusion into Brazil’s World Cup squad is a big achievement for the forward when you consider his current form it’s no surprise at all to see him included. The 26-year-old makes up one-third of Liverpool’s scintillating three-pronged attack alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah and he’s bagged an impressive 27 goals and 17 assists in his 53 appearances for the club in all competitions this season.
Firmino will be keen to celebrate his inclusion in the squad, although, at the moment he will be fully focused on the Champions League final in Kiev in 11 days time. Liverpool travel to the Ukrainian capital to take on European heavyweights, Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid have won the tournament two years on the bounce and if they can best Firmino and co at the Olimpiyskiy they’ll be the first side to win three straight European Cups/Champions League titles since Bayern Munich in the early 1970s.
You can read our resident Reds’ Firmino verdict here:
— Fletcher (@fletcher_dyer) 15 May 2018
@jaaymarolia12 neymar, coutinho and firmino
— Asad (@Dasa_OG) 15 May 2018
Is he ever injured must be 1 of the fittest players
— gareth alexithymia (@willyfukinwonka) May 15, 2018
Bobby is better the Jesus
— bob smith (@michfunn) May 15, 2018
— Peter Footie (@BreatheFootie) May 15, 2018
Mark my words, he will be the topscorer of the WC
— Peter Glasbergen (@glaspeer) May 15, 2018
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Delighted for Bobby, so well deserved, and that is a very hard team to be selected for… just their history is a big WOW!!! Enjoy the experience Bobby
— Rita Finlay (@RitaFinlay1) May 15, 2018
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