It turns out our Brazilian summer signing is a superstitious chap, and had a premonition that he would one day play football in England!
Brendan Rodgers made his literal dream come true this summer, shelling out a fee which could rise to £29m on his services.
“It’s strange but I remember just before I moved to Hoffenheim that I had a dream about playing in England,” Firmino told Liverpool’s official magazine, cited here on the official website.
“At the time that wasn’t an option, the opportunity wasn’t there for me. Then it came along a few months ago and I quickly decided it was the right offer for me.
“As a footballer I always want more. I really enjoyed my time in Germany but didn’t actually win anything. So the next step was to join a club that can compete for trophies, that’s why I came here.
“I want to fight for titles and play in the Champions League. So moving here really is a dream come true.”
The 23-year-old has started relatively slowly, but has shown his talent in glimpses so far. A rifled shot versus West Ham with his weaker left boot hit the post, and some clever touches and passes were especially noticeable against Arsenal during the Emirates draw.
He’s currently off with the Brazil squad, as is Coutinho, and we hope he comes back feeling good for the crucial trip to Old Trafford following the international break.
It would be great to see our new, talented attacker begin to contribute in terms of goals or assists – as the West Ham loss has made the result against Manchester United all the more important.