Liverpool boss Rodgers highlights £29 million signing Roberto Firmino’s most impressive attribute

Brendan Rodgers has had his say on Liverpool's marquee summer signing Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has, in quotes carried by the Daily Star, hailed the outstanding acquisition of marquee signing Roberto Firmino, while highlighting the forward's determination - how hard he works - as his most impressive attribute.

The Brazil international, whose arrival has captured the imagination of supporters on Merseyside, joined the Anfield club from Hoffenheim for around £29million earlier this summer - as reported by the BBC.

Firmino is yet to feature for the club following his participation in the Copa America. However, head coach Rodgers is evidently pleased with what he has seen from the 23-year-old.

"The flexibility of the player is important," Rodgers said, as per the Daily Star. "He's an outstanding talent.

"He's got a wonderful touch and appreciation for the game, but the key when you watch him is the determination, how hard he works.

"So he can play on either one of the sides, he can play through the middle, or he can play in behind.

"He's accustomed to European football so that should make the transition a little bit easier for him.

"But he's a talented player who wants to score a goal."

What do the stats say?

Liverpool fans are right to be excited following the Brazilian's arrival. After all, he scored seven goals and weighed in with 10 assists last season, finishing the previous campaign as Hoffenheim's most creative player. Meanwhile, he completed 140 of his 246 attempted take ons, in just 33 appearances - that's over seven attempts to dribble past an opponent per game. 

Despite being only 23 he played four full seasons with the Bundesliga outfit, making over 150 appearances and scoring 49 goals in all competitions. Whether he can replicate the same form in the Premier League remains to be season, but the Anfield faithful will be hoping he will bolster an attacking arsenal that largely faltered last term.

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