Roberto Firmino relishing Liverpool challenge

Roberto Firmino to Liverpool

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New Liverpool signing Roberto Firmino is relishing the opportunity to challenge himself at the club ahead of his first campaign in English football.

The Brazilian joined the Merseyside club from Hoffenheim in a £29million move earlier in the summer, but he is yet link up with his new team-mates after competing for his country at the recent Copa America in Chile.

The 23-year-old scored 38 goals in 140 Bundesliga appearances during a four-year spell in Germany and he has also found the back of the net on four occasions for Brazil since making his debut on the international stage last November against Turkey.

The attacking midfielder has confirmed he is looking forward to testing himself in the Premier League and he is hopeful of improving his game once he has adapted to the rigours of English football.

He said: “First and foremost, I’m looking forward to the new challenge and I’m excited to see what the Premier League has to offer.”

“Of course everything will once again be new to me at the start. I’m going to have to get used to a new playing style, but I’ll also get the opportunity to improve my game even further there.”

The former Figueirense player has targeted long-term success with the Reds, but he is focused solely on establishing himself in the starting line-up at Anfield in the coming months.

He continued: “Obviously I’d like to establish myself as a starter in my new team and go on to celebrate a lot of success at Liverpool.”

The Merseysiders finished in sixth position in the Premier League table last season and they are available at 26.00 to secure their first domestic league title since 1990 during the upcoming campaign.

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