Roberto Firmino sends message to Liverpool FC supporters about Jurgen Klopp

The Liverpool FC forward opens up about Jurgen Klopp's impact on his career

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC forward Roberto Firmino Photo: The Sport Review

Roberto Firmino has admitted that Jurgen Klopp has helped to get the best out of the Liverpool FC forward.

The Brazil international moved to Liverpool FC in a £29m deal from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim under Northern Irishman manager Brendan Rodgers in the 2015 summer transfer window.

Firmino came into his own following Klopp’s appointment in October 2015 and the former Borussia Dortmund head coach used the 26-year-old in a false number nine role in the Liverpool FC team.

The South American forward is enjoying his best season to date after a brilliant return of 26 goals and 13 assists in 47 games in all competitions in the 2017-18 campaign.

According to reports in the British media, Firmino had a €88m contract release clause in his Liverpool FC deal to open up the possibility of a potential summer exit in a cut-price deal.

However, Firmino’s new deal has ensured that the Brazilian forward’s long-term future is at the 18-time English champions.

Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about Klopp’s impact on his impressive performance level, Firmino said:

“Yes, of course. The manager helped me a lot after he arrived here.

“The manager coming to the football club was not only good for me, but for the whole team. We’ve grown a lot and now we are showing that with the results on the pitch.”

Liverpool FC are in third place in the Premier League table ahead of their trip to Chelsea FC in their next top-flight game.

The Reds will take on AS Roma in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final in the Italia capital on Wednesday night.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher: Liverpool FC have made a statement with win at Chelsea FC
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers fresh Man United transfer update
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Man United in talks with FC Barcelona about signing 23-year-old – report
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter gives update on Man United pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Gary Neville
Gary Neville uses Chelsea FC to make point about Man United signings
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United consider last-minute swoop to sign 19-year-old Ligue 1 defender – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Rome Masters 2020: Novak Djokovic wins record 36th Masters title against Schwartzman
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter gives update on Man United pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Kai Havertz
Frank Lampard sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Kai Havertz