Described by Jürgen Klopp as the ‘engine’ of his team, Roberto Firmino is a Champions League-winning striker who does so much more than just score goals.
Blessed with prodigious physical gifts that complement his exceptional footballing talents, the Brazil international leads Liverpool’s line with a fearsome and influential combination of industry and ingenuity.
Alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Firmino forms part of one of Europe’s premier attacking trios and scored 43 goals over the course of the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons to help the Reds reach back-to-back Champions League finals.
The first of those showpieces, against Real Madrid, ended in heartbreak but, 12 months on, Firmino recovered from a muscle injury in time to start versus Tottenham Hotspur.
The No.9, who committed his long-term future to the Reds in April 2018, has become a firm fan favourite at Anfield since joining from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015 and a new chant in his honour sound-tracked the club’s journey to glory at Estadio Metropolitano.
“There’s something that the Kop wants you to know, the best in the world is Bobby Firmino…”