Stat: Roberto Firmino’s creativity will delight Liverpool fans

The Brazilian has created the most chances in the Bundesliga over the last two campaigns.

Liverpool have shown their ambition to get back into the top-four reckoning with early transfer business this summer, with the acquisition of Brazil international Roberto Firmino confirmed by the club yesterday.

The Hoffenheim forward has been impressing onlookers for a number of seasons in Germany, while he has also gained international recognition for Brazil of late.

Anfield regulars will hope that the capture of the 23-year-old will go some way to replacing Luis Suarez, who left a substantial void in the Merseyside club’s attack after departing for Barcelona last summer.

However, despite Firmino proving that he can score relatively consistently over the years, it may well be his creativity and ability to set up chances for others that endears him to the Kop.

As published in The Guardian, Firmino has created the most opportunities for team-mates in the Bundesliga over the last two seasons, with the Brazilian laying on 138 opportunities in total over 2013-14 and 2014-15.

With Liverpool not scoring anywhere near as many goals last term as they did the campaign before, Firmino’s guile will clearly play an important role in Brendan Rodgers’ men’s chances of returning to the top four.

Daniel Sturridge has also toiled since the departure of Suarez and as such Firmino’s ability to create opportunities for him could well be a telling facet in Liverpool’s forward line next season.

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