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Roberto Firmino Player Profile
|Real name||Roberto Firmino||Place of birth||Maceio, Brazil|
|Born||02 Oct, 1991||Nationality||Brazil|
|Height||5ft 11" (1.8m)||Date Signed||23 June, 2015|
|Roberto Firmino - Appearances Totals (sub appearances in brackets)|
|League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|211 (45)||6 (8)||12 (2)||54 (24)||283 (79)|
|Roberto Firmino - Appearances Stats|
|6||Games Left On The Bench|
|79||Games Came On As A Substitute|
|178||Games Played Away From Home|
|175||Games Played At Anfield|
|9||Games Played At A Neutral Venue|
|256||Games Played In The Premier League|
|59||Games Played In The UEFA Champions League|
|13||Games Played In The UEFA Europa League|
|14||Games Played In The FA Cup|
|14||Games Played In The FA League Cup|
|3||Games Played In The FA Community Shield|
|2||Games Played In The FIFA World Club Championship|
|1||Game Played In The UEFA European Super Cup|
|355||Games Played Under Jurgen Klopp|
|7||Games Played Under Brendan Rodgers|
|Roberto Firmino Goals|
|League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Roberto Firmino Goal Stats|
|95||Goals Scored When Starting A Game|
|16||Goals Scored After Coming On As A Substitute|
|82||Goals Scored In The Premier League|
|23||Goals Scored In The UEFA Champions league|
|1||Goal Scored In The UEFA Europa Leage|
|2||Goals Scored In The FA Cup|
|2||Goals Scored In The FIFA World Club Championship|
|1||Goal Scored In The FA League Cup|
|41||Goals Scored In The First Half|
|68||Goals Scored In The Second Half|
|2||Goals Scored In Extra-Time|
|109||Goals Scored In Open Play|
|2||Penalty Goals Scored|
|111||Goals Scored Under Jurgen Klopp|
Roberto Firmino Bio
On 23 June 2015, Hoffenheim and Firmino agreed terms for him to transfer to Premier League club Liverpool for up to £29 million on conclusion of the tournament, subject to a work permit. Liverpool confirmed the signing the following day, subject to a medical. The deal was finalised on 4 July. Firmino made his debut on 9 August, replacing Jordon Ibe for the final 12 minutes of a 1–0 win away to Stoke City. On 21 November, Firmino scored his first goal for Liverpool in a 4–1 victory over Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. In January 2016, Firmino was described by Paul Little of the Irish Examiner as steadily improving during his first season in England, although an inability to combine with centre forward Christian Benteke drew criticism.
However, in 2016, Firmino's form improved as manager Jürgen Klopp played him alone up front in a false 9 role. He scored braces against Arsenal and Norwich City that month; the latter performance, in which he also assisted in a 5–4 win, earned comparisons to Raheem Sterling. With his form improved, Firmino was voted to be Liverpool's Player of the Month in January. Firmino ended the season as Liverpool's league top scorer with 10 goals.
On 23 August, Firmino scored his first goal of the 2016–17 season, scoring in a 5–0 win over Burton Albion in the second round of the EFL Cup. Firmino scored his first league goals of the season in a 4–1 win over Leicester City, scoring a brace, on 10 September. On 29 October, Firmino scored in a 4–2 win over Crystal Palace, and on 6 November he scored in a 6–1 over Watford; the latter result saw Liverpool move to 1st position in the league table, the first time under Klopp. Firmino finished the season with 12 goals in 38 appearances.
Before the start of the 2017–18 season, Firmino switched his shirt number to 9, with new signing Mohamed Salah taking his number 11. Firmino scored his first goal of the new season on 12 August, scoring a penalty in a 3–3 draw with Watford. On 17 December, he scored in a 4–0 away win over AFC Bournemouth, a result which saw Liverpool become the first team in Premier League history to win four consecutive away games by a margin of at least three goals.
On 5 January 2018, during a FA Cup match against rivals Everton, Firmino was the subject of controversy following a clash with Everton defender Mason Holgate. Holgate pushed Firmino into the advertising boards, which was followed by the pair exchanging words, with Firmino seemingly insulting the player. Following the match, Holgate accused Firmino of racially abusing him, which he denied. A day later, the Football Association opened an investigation on the matter. Nearly two months later, after they had taken statements from 12 different players, several referees and consulted two Portuguese lip-readers, the Football Association cleared Firmino of any offence as a result of "insufficient evidence".
On 14 January 2018, Firmino scored in a 4–3 home win over Manchester City, which saw Liverpool end City's unbeaten league run. On 10 April, he scored in a 2–1 win over Manchester City in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League, which saw Liverpool advance to the semi-finals with a 5–1 aggregate win. Firmino started and played the whole 90 minutes in the 2018 Champions League final, with Liverpool losing 3–1 to Real Madrid.
During the season, Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mané made up a prolific attacking quarter, dubbed the "Fab Four", in reference to the rock band The Beatles, also from the same city as the club. Following the mid-season exit of Coutinho, the three remaining players were dubbed as the "Fab Three", with the trio having a total of 91 goals between them at the end of the season. Firmino was Liverpool's joint top goalscorer in the Champions League, together with Salah, with 11 goals. Firmino was also included in the 2017–18 Champions League Squad of the Season. The 2017–18 season was Firmino's most prolific in his Liverpool career, as he scored 27 goals in all competitions.
After going goalless in all three matches played in August, Firmino scored his first goal of the season in a 2–1 Premier League win over Leicester City on 1 September. On 15 September he scored in Liverpool's 2–1 league win over Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium, a game that saw him leave the field 15 minutes before the end with an eye injury. He came off the bench three days later to score the stoppage time winner in Liverpool's 3–2 Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. On 29 December, Firmino scored his first Liverpool hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Arsenal, scoring two goals in three minutes and a second half penalty. On 19 January 2019, he scored Liverpool's 1,000th goal at Anfield in the Premier League era in a 4–3 win over Crystal Palace.
On 1 June, Firmino started for Liverpool in the 2019 Champions League final against Tottenham Hotspur, making a comeback after missing the last few weeks of the season with injury. Firmino lasted 60 minutes before being substituted as Liverpool won the match 2–0 to claim the title.
On 14 August 2019, Firmino came off the bench in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea in a match that Liverpool won 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out. The game had finished 2–2 after 120 minutes, with Firmino setting up both goals for Sadio Mané, before Firmino scored the first penalty in the shoot-out win. On 31 August, Firmino became the first Brazilian player to score 50 goals in the Premier League when he netted the third goal in a 3–0 win over Burnley.
At the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in December, Firmino scored the winning goal in a 2–1 semi-final win over Monterrey. He was named man of the match in the final three days later after scoring the winner against Flamengo as Liverpool won the competition for the first time.
On 13 May 2021, he scored two goals in a 4–2 away win over Manchester United, in Liverpool's first victory at Old Trafford since March 2014. During their following match at West Bromwich Albion, Firmino captained Liverpool for the first time, as he was the longest serving player in the team.
He missed the 2022 EFL Cup final due to injury.
Firmino scored his 100th goal for Liverpool on 27 August 2022 when he got two in the 9–0 win against AFC Bournemouth.
On 10 March 2023, Liverpool announced Firmino would leave Liverpool at the end of the 2022–23 season after he decided not to extend his contract. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was a "little bit surprised" by the decision. Firmino later said that it was "time" to leave the club. Former player Danny Murphy described him as a "cult hero".
Firmino scored a late equaliser against Aston Villa in his last home game for Liverpool on 20 May 2023.