Liverpool fans are elated here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Daily Express reports that the club have managed to secure the signing of Roberto Firmino.
The creative star is a goal scorer who has been compared to Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, and is as versatile as Raheem Sterling, with fans expecting the Brazilian star to have an instant impact and reignite their forward line.
The deal has cost Brendan Rodgers and his men £29 million and while we think that is not actually a huge sum in the modern game, it is an amount that they cannot afford to waste, and after a summer of unsuccessful signings last time out, there is no way the club can afford to mess up again – and it will be Brendan Rodgers head on the chopping block if this does not work out for them.
Liverpool fans. Is this the signing you’ve been waiting for or do you really not know enough about the player to comment at the minute? Let us know your thoughts below!