The sound of Liverpool fans chanting his name is music to the ears of Roberto Firmino.
Choruses of ‘Bobby Firmino!’ have become a regular refrain throughout this calendar year as the Brazilian has become a pivotal component of Jürgen Klopp’s Reds team.
As well as his seemingly endless supply of energy to harass and hurry opposition defences, the No.11 has found the target 16 times in all competitions in 2016.
Supporters’ appreciation for his contribution has grown proportionally and Firmino thrives on hearing the crowd soundtrack such moments by roaring the anglicised version of his name.
“I love hearing the fans calling my name and at the moment they are calling me Bobby Firmino!” he told the latest edition of the official Liverpool FC magazine.
“It is exciting when they are shouting your name and singing for you.
“That is a sign that we are doing something well and also a sign that they love what you are contributing for the team and an indicator of their overall support for the team.”
The 25-year-old was twice denied a trophy in his first season with the club as the Reds were edged out in the finals of both the League Cup and the Europa League last term.
And those disappointments have only fuelled Firmino’s desire to claim silverware.
“Unfortunately, we lost two finals last season and that has still left me without a trophy or medals,” he added.
“At the moment Liverpool are doing well and that creates a willingness to win something this season and that is what we are aiming for.
“We are playing to win titles in 2017 and we are doing our best to achieve that because that will make us excel in our careers as professional footballers. That is what we all want for each other, for the fans and for the club.”
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