Report: Roberto Firmino decides on wearing number 11 shirt for Liverpool

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Roberto Firmino has picked his Liverpool shirt number.

Roberto Firmino has decided to wear the vacant number 11 shirt for Liverpool next season, report The Mail.

The Brazilian international sealed his switch to the club in a £29 million move, the club confirmed on their official website.

Firmino is the club's fifth summer signing, following Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan, James Milner and Joe Gomez.

With Tiago Ilori, Sebastian Coates and Divock Origi all returning from loan spells, the Reds team will have a fresh feel to it going into next season, hopefully too boosted by Daniel Sturridge getting healthy again after an injury hit season.

New signing Danny Ings earlier this week selected the number 28 shirt, keen not to take a lower number and put pressure on himself.

Fellow new boys Firmino and James Milner will have the honour and burden, with The Mail reporting Firmino will wear the number 11 shirt, and Milner the number 7.

Liverpool's number 11s

The last player to wear the number 11 shirt for Liverpool was winger Oussama Assaidi, one of Brendan Rodgers' first signings.

Over recent years the number has been worn by players with mixed success. Prior to Assaidi it was Maxi Rodriguez, Albert Riera, Yossi Benayoun and Mark Gonzalez.

Robbie Fowler, Jamie Redknapp, and Vladimir Smicer were among those to also wear 11 in the Premier League era.

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