Photos: Rodgers deep in chat with Liverpool signing Firmino in training

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers appeared to be deep in chat with new signing Roberto Firmino during training at Melwood

Brendan Rodgers was deep in chat with Liverpool signing Roberto Firmino during their training session at Melwood on Saturday afternoon.

The Brazil international could make his first Premier League start against top-four rivals Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Monday night.

The South American playmaker was signed by Liverpool in a £29m deal from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in July, making him the third most-expensive signing in the club’s history.

Firmino has made substitute appearances in their 1-0 victories over Stoke City and Bournemouth in their opening games of the Premier League season.

Liverpool striker Christian Benteke scored his first goal for the Reds in a 1-0 victory over the Cherries after his £32.5m switch from Aston Villa in the summer.

Jordon Ibe looked particularly relaxed as he shared a joke with defender Alberto Moreno as the England Under-21 international looks to retain his place in the line-up.

Philippe Coutinho, who has been Liverpool’s most-impressive player in the opening two games, looked determined during Saturday’s training session as he hopes to add to his goal against Stoke at Arsenal on Monday.

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