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Another blow for Liverpool as 16 goal transfer target Roberto Firmino says he wants Real Madrid move

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Liverpool linked Roberto Firmino did not mention the Reds on the list of top-tier clubs he would like to play for.

Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino was one of the breakthrough stars in the Bundesliga in 2013/14.

Scoring 16 goals and providing 11 assists for Hoffenheim, the 23-year-old became strongly linked with a move to Premier League side Liverpool.

Hoffenheim were able to hold off the Brazilian's departure by giving him wage increase and contract extension before the transfer window opens.

It will be hard to keep the midfielder however if he reaches the same levels of performance as last season, but for his next move, Firmino is setting his sights high.

Speaking to SportBILD: "I'm happy the interest of big clubs of which I am told. It's a very beautiful dream.

"Where to play? Bayern, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the biggest teams."

This season Firmino has scored one and provided three assists, and been a key part of Hoffenheim's superb start to the season.

The unfancied side sit fourth in the Bundesliga already this season, only shut out of the Champions League places by a goal difference at present.

Watching Real Madrid put Liverpool to the sword midweek, will only have galvanised his view, that they are one of the three sides he should target earning a move to.

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