English Premiership

Firmino loving life on Merseyside

2017-01-06 20:01
Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is aiming to stay at Anfield "for many years", having cemented his place in Jurgen Klopp's starting line-up.

The 25-year-old has played an important role in the Merseyside outfit's strong start to the 2016/17 campaign, netting six times and providing three assists in 19 league appearances.

The Brazil international says the club's players are enjoying themselves, and feels he has fully adapted to the pace of England's top flight.

In an interview published in the club's matchday programme, Firmino said: "I am giving my best to the team like all the other players and everyone is happy with the work they are doing.

"That's reflected in the football we are producing and the fact that everyone is enjoying themselves. I love playing here and hopefully it is something I can continue to do for many years."

He added: "I think I have already changed my way of playing. First of all because I was adapted to the European style of football due to playing in Germany with Hoffenheim for three years.

"But then I had to make another adjustment because English football and the Premier League is much, much faster.

"You really do notice that the pace is very high here but it is a type of football that I enjoy."

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