Liverpool FC have increased their goal threat by acquiring Roberto Firmino, according to his Brazil teammate Lucas Leiva.
Liverpool FC had recently announced the capture of Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim in a 29 million pound deal, beating off competition from Manchester United and Manchester City as per reports.
Liverpool FC fans will be hoping that the 23-year-old Brazil replicates the form that saw him score 23 goals in 66 appearances over the last two seasons in Bundesliga with Hoffenheim.
Firmino’s fellow countryman, Lucas Leiva is confident Liverpool FC are getting a significant goal threat, after admitting that Brendan Rodgers’ team fell short in that regard last term.
“I think we are getting a goalscorer, which we probably needed from last year because we didn’t score many goals,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I think he showed the last couple of seasons that he’s capable of doing that. He’s already playing for the national team, which is good, and we just hope that he can adapt quickly to the Premier League.”
“But we see the example of Emre Can, he adapted very well because I think the German league is quite similar to the Premier League, so hopefully he will go straight in and start to perform.”
Firmino is currently with Brazil team on Copa America duty and has already had the chance to link up with his Liverpool FC team mate, Philippe Coutinho.
Lucas believes that any understanding the attacking duo can forge prior to returning for pre-season training can only benefit Liverpool FC
“With the national team they are working together and they will start the season at Liverpool knowing each other which will only help them both,” he continued.
“They both are young players but they are already playing at the highest level so it’s really exciting. For me, as a Brazilian as well, I will just try to make [Roberto] feel comfortable as I did with Coutinho.”
“Then hopefully we will see him scoring a lot of goals for the club.”
Well, Liverpool FC and the fans will be hoping that Lucas is spot on in his predictions about Firmino and his goalscoring potential at the club.