Liverpool want 17-goal Brazilian available at £12 million

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What do Liverpool fans need to know about Robert Firmino?

Liverpool are interested in signing impressive Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino, report The Mirror.

The 22-year-old could be available from Hoffenheim for £12 million, a potential summer bargain for the Reds.

Here are five facts about him Liverpool fans should know...

1) Firmino is an attacking midfielder who plays mainly centrally but has performed this season on the left wing on occasion. 

2) He has netted 17 goals in total this campaign in 25 games, with 13 assists, two of the strikes penalty kicks.

3) Hoffenheim will be very tempted to sell Firmino this summer as his current contract expires in 2015.

4) Earlier this season he starred in a 9-0 cup win against lower division side Aumund-Vegesack, during which he netted twice and provided three assists.

5) He was signed for just £3.5 million three seasons ago from Brazilian side Figuirense, and has so far not won a single international cap for his country.

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