Those Liverpool fans baying the see the arrival of a world class midfielder in place of Steven Gerald can begin to feel delirious as it been reported that the Reds have become front runners in the race to land Brazil star Roberto Firmino.
Frimino is currently lacing his boot Brazil in the Copa America Championship and several clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United are watching the player but it is seems Liverpool are favourite to sign the versatile Hoffenheim midfielder.
At the inception of the summer, the agent of Firmino revealed that the player is being coveted by several English clubs and that the attacking midfielder was going to move to the Premier League. But the agent refused to reveal his most likely destination.
“I can only say that he will go to England” –the agent said.
According to the report, Liverpool will have to slug it out with Manchester united in other to sign the impressive midfielder. It is also understood that the “Village Team” will only allow the player leave if his €25m valuation is met.
For some seasons, Brendan Rodgers has been on a spending spree for players. With a loose transfer purse and money gotten from the sale of Sterling, the player is a within the reach of Liverpool and we might see the versatile midfielder join his counterpart Philipe Countinho at Anfield.
Should the deal be completed for the 23-year-old, he will offer robust options to the ailing midfield and attack of the Kop. Daniel Sturridge was sidelined for the most part of the past season, with Firmino in Liverpool; he will offer Rodgers the option of an attacker and a midfielder.