6th July 2017
Roberto Firmino’s constant adaptation to the demands of the Premier League in the past two years has made the Brazilian one of Liverpool’s most important players.
That is according to John Barnes, who has been pleasantly surprised by the way the forward has learned from the nuances of the English game to regularly influence matches.
Having officially signed for the Reds on this day in 2015, Firmino improved his goal tally from 11 to 12 last season and will wear the iconic No.9 for the upcoming campaign.
“He has been fantastic,” Barnes told Liverpoolfc.com.
“It’s difficult, coming to the Premier League as a South American – yes, he was playing in Germany – and particularly the type of player he is.
“He has got fantastic ability. When you look at him, when you look at the way he plays, moves and controls the ball, his awareness, he doesn’t look quick but he’s quick and he moves the ball around.