Firmino on what Coutinho told him about Liverpool before Anfield switch

Roberto Firmino joined Liverpool from Hoffenheim last summer.

Roberto Firmino has revealed how Philippe Coutinho warned him about the Liverpool weather but has also spoken highly of family atmosphere ahead of moving to Anfield, the Telegraph reports.

The Brazil international joined Coutinho on Merseyside in a big-money deal from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in the summer, a transfer which was met with plenty of optimism.

While he seemingly didn’t need much convincing, Firmino was in contact with his Brazilian compatriot before joining the Reds and he was told of the great atmosphere within the club.

The Telegraph quotes him as saying: “He [Coutinho] was very honest with me. He said the weather here – not just Liverpool but England – was not very good. He said it rains all day and now I can see that it really does rain a lot.

“But he also said the club is like a family, that the players are very nice - and I trusted him on that. I really wanted to come.”

Firmino had a quiet start to life at Anfield, mainly featuring as a substitute under former boss Brendan Rodgers before really showing his potential after Jurgen Klopp’s arrival.

The 24-year-old has started six Premier League fixtures this season and scored his first league goal for the club during the Reds’ astonishing 4-1 victory at Manchester City.

The high-pressing, direct game seems to suit the forward more than the possession-based style under Rodgers and his on-field relationship with Coutinho is starting to bubble.

Throw in the return of Daniel Sturridge, and Liverpool have a potent attacking trio full of running, energy and goal threat good enough to rival the very best in the Premier League.

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