Football fans have gone crazy on social media this morning, as the reaction to Roberto Firmino signing for Liverpool continues to roll in. The Reds are delighted and Manchester United fans are seemingly gutted – which is exactly the combination we like to see!
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United were also linked with the 23-year-old Brazilian, who all but completed his move to Anfield earlier this morning, with the deal just a medical away from going through (via ESPN).
Supporters of both clubs won’t find it hard to recall the fact that Memphis Depay – who recently joined United – was strongly linked with Liverpool before that move went through. And no doubt the fact that we’ve got one over on our arch rivals this time around makes it all the more enjoyable.
This kind of coup certainly feels long overdue for us. It’s the first real signal of intent that we’ve made this summer, following a series of clever free transfers, and should hopefully be a sign of more good things to come.
Here’s what your fellow Reds have been saying…
We’re signing Firmino, Sterlings on his way out, Henderson on the cover of FIFA. Almost enough to make you forget last season ever happened.
— Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) June 23, 2015
Only two players were rated higher performance-wise via WhoScored than Firmino in the Bundesliga last season: Robben and De Bruyne. #LFC
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) June 23, 2015
If we secure Firmino it’ll lay to rest the myth that #LFC can’t attract top talent without CL footy. Flash enough cash & players will come.
— Sarah James (@SJview) June 23, 2015
Coutinho will have spoken to Firmino and convinced him we are the right club. No way the deal would progress like this so fast if he hadn’t.
— Anfield Hub (@AnfieldHub) June 23, 2015
29m is a lot but Firmino easily capable of having a hand in 15-20 goals a season for LFC. Similar rate to Sterling who may go for 50m
— Martin Laurence (@martinlaurence7) June 23, 2015
Firmino has scored 32 goals and created 37 assists in 73 league and cup appearances for Hoffenheim in the last two last seasons. #stats
— PoinDexter (@avi_surila) June 23, 2015
Firmino rejected advances from Man United, Roma, Porto and Dortmund before agreeing to sign for #LFC. [Sport1 Munich]
— Liverpool FC 360 (@LFC_360) June 23, 2015
We stole him we stole man utd’s target and a brilliant target at that feels good to steal after being plundered by so many. #FirminoLFC
— Rohan (@Rohan24Gupta) June 24, 2015
Somewhere Ian Ayre is crying down the phone to his wife: “Love,I GOT ONE!!! Put your coat on, we’re going to Nandos!” #FirminoLFC
— Paul Schofield (@psyscho27) June 24, 2015
WE’RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE WE’RE GONNA WIN THE LEAGUE NOW YOU GONNA BELIEVE US #FirminoLFC
— Khalil A. Cassimally (@notscientific) June 24, 2015
Biggest signing since Suarez. Can’t wait for his debut it will be like when Suarez came off the bench vs Stoke for his debut. #FirminoLFC
— Ed Thornley (@Ed_Thornley96) June 24, 2015
Great signing, one of real intent for the coming season. Having him and Coutinho in midfield will create magic. #FirminoLFC
— Nic Mason (@MrNickMason) June 24, 2015