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      MIRO
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1800: Apr 29, 2018 07:42:24 pm
      https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43943696

      New Contract.

      Fab news.


      Brazil striker Roberto Firmino has agreed a new "long-term contract" with Liverpool.

      The 26-year-old joined the Reds from Hoffenheim in 2015 and has made 140 appearances, scoring 50 goals.

      "It was an easy decision," he told the club's website. "The club have taken me in in an incredible way."

      Firmino has scored 27 times this season - the most prolific campaign of his career - as Liverpool have reached the Champions League semi-finals.

      He has been part of a three-man strikeforce, along with Sadio Mane and PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah, that has led the club to the brink of both a European final and a top-four Premier League finish.

      Liverpool travel to Roma on Wednesday with a 5-2 lead heading into the second leg of their Champions League tie.

      The Anfield club also sit third in the Premier League and will be almost certain of a top-four spot with one win from their remaining two games.

      Firmino added: "I've grown a lot here with my work with the support of the whole team. I am very, very happy here. Everything fits in the best possible way."

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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1801: Apr 29, 2018 09:26:24 pm
      About as good a bit of news as I can imagine on a non-match day.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1802: Apr 29, 2018 10:26:11 pm
      Time to get those white teeth out again bobby..    ;D ;D
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1803: Apr 29, 2018 10:57:10 pm
      Anyone know how much a week the new deal is?
      Whatever it is, he is worth every penny.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1804: Apr 29, 2018 11:00:03 pm
      Anyone know how much a week the new deal is?
      Whatever it is, he is worth every penny.

      180k
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1805: Apr 29, 2018 11:00:24 pm
      Anyone know how much a week the new deal is?
      Whatever it is, he is worth every penny.

      Firmino will sign a contract worth about £9 million a year prior to his club’s Champions League second leg tie in Rome, making him Liverpool’s highest-paid player.

      Most importantly, he has committed his peak years to Anfield following prolonged negotiations with club owner Fenway Sports Group. The deal, paying £180,000 a week, retains Firmino until the summer of 2023.

      https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/04/29/roberto-firmino-agrees-new-five-year-deal-keep-liverpool-20231/
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      Reply #1806: Apr 30, 2018 03:57:54 am
      Best news I could wake up to. Get the f**k in!
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1807: Apr 30, 2018 08:33:02 am
      Well done Bobby Firmino on signing a new long  term contract. :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Reply #1808: Apr 30, 2018 08:59:12 am
      Most important player at the club. Great news and hopefully he stays!

      Contracts mean nothing these days.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1809: Apr 30, 2018 09:25:24 am
      Most important player at the club. Great news and hopefully he stays!

      Contracts mean nothing these days.

      It is better than no contract and Bobby seems genuinely happy at Anfield.
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      Reply #1810: Apr 30, 2018 06:43:22 pm
      Is there a release fee in his new contract?

      Read somewhere that his old one had a clause of almost 90m. 

      In the market now that would have been triggered this summer.  So it's great that he renewed.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1811: Apr 30, 2018 07:23:12 pm
      Is there a release fee in his new contract?

      Read somewhere that his old one had a clause of almost 90m. 

      In the market now that would have been triggered this summer.  So it's great that he renewed.

      My understanding is LFC do not do release clauses...we didn't for Coutinho and we won't do it for others.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1813: Apr 30, 2018 08:28:09 pm
      Great news to get him signed up.

      Let's hope we jeep building enough that he never wants to leave.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1814: May 23, 2018 09:33:20 am
      Uh-oh, DanMann in the Firmino thread.. some guys will be freaking out  :f_tongueincheek:

      Klopp specifically requests a better song for Firmino. Be nice if the fans could surprise him.on Saturday!

      https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolFC/videos/10156897797577573/
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      Reply #1815: May 24, 2018 08:17:08 pm
      Uh-oh, DanMann in the Firmino thread.. some guys will be freaking out  :f_tongueincheek:

      Klopp specifically requests a better song for Firmino. Be nice if the fans could surprise him.on Saturday!

      https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolFC/videos/10156897797577573/

      “Oi gerroff moy laaand, bloody trespassers!” ;)

      Well funnily enough Dan I watched that interview too and was trying to think what might work and this is what cane in my head.......

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HQZBaJAngH8

      Chorus of.....”Bobby Firmino....oh oh oh ohhhhhhh” but it needs some clever b***ard to pen a verse or two......

      It just might work 🤘
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1816: May 25, 2018 11:25:33 am
      He will score the match winner tomorrow.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1817: May 25, 2018 12:55:47 pm
      Great piece in the Guardian today by Andy Hunter.
      How can you not love this lad. My favourite player in the squad.
      Ramos and the pre-Madonnas, won't be able to handle his unorthodox style - I'm confident he'll bring number #6 home.

      https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/25/liverpool-roberto-firmino-champions-league-final

      Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino: shy, strong-willed – and a complete striker

      Brazilian’s influence and end product will be crucial to Jürgen Klopp’s attempt to win this year’s Champions League final

      What distinguished Roberto Firmino in the eyes of Hemerson Maria were not two overhead kicks the 17-year-old scored against his Figueirense team, although they convinced the coach to sanction the teenager’s transfer from Clube de Regatas Brasil (CRB) on first sight. It was a conversation they shared several months later when he found Firmino alone, almost 2,000 miles from home and refusing to go back to Maceió.

      “We had played a state league game, under-17s, and afterwards there was a recess, I think one week or more without any activities,” he recalls. “All my players travelled to be with their family, except Firmino. I remember that he was alone in Florianopolis. His parents had stayed living in Maceió. The last time Firmino had seen them was seven months earlier but he decided to stay in Florianopolis. He said to me: ‘I want to stay here. I need to practice more, I don’t want to lose time. I will stop only after I make something good with my life.’ I was surprised. He is shy but he has a strong personality and mentality. He knows what he wants in his career and his life.”

      Firmino’s father, José Roberto Cordeiro, was a hawker on the streets of Maceió when his son started with CRB. When José went to a game at CRB, the club he supported, it was not to watch Firmino but to sell beer, water and soft drinks outside. He could not afford a ticket. A decade later there is a ticket with José Roberto Cordeiro’s name on. It is for Saturday’s Champions League final at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev. VIP section. His son, central to Liverpool’s hopes of defeating Real Madrid, has made something good with his life.

      Behind the flamboyant dress sense, the bling, the maverick goal celebrations and the no-look finishes there appears a radically different side to the centre-forward. Shy. Quiet. Introverted. The words crop up whenever those who have been part of the 26-year-old’s career are asked to describe him. Or at least from those who will describe him. Firmino asked his immediate family and closest friends to politely decline interviews in the buildup to a final that demands singular focus. Nothing can get in the way of his dream. It has always been that way.

      Nene Zini, an agent for Firmino, explains: “When he moved to Hoffenheim [aged 19] I asked him twice about how it was going, if he liked the city, the country, the new life. He was living alone, no family were with him there. I was concerned but he said he hadn’t any problems. But I didn’t feel confident so I said: ‘My job is to help you. Whatever you need, tell me. I will do everything for you.’ And Firmino replied: ‘No worries. I am fine. If I wasn’t happy I would have left the club and the country.’ I didn’t understand him then but I understand now. He is shy, a man of few words, but he has a strong personality.”

      The Brazil international, selected for the World Cup following an outstanding season, is “a footballer from his head to his toes” in the words of Jürgen Klopp. There is no greater champion of Firmino than the Liverpool manager. “I order a song for Bobby!” Klopp told LFCTV this week. To him, songs for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané but only a chant for the conductor of Liverpool’s devastating attacks makes little sense.

      It suits Firmino, however, to have Salah taking the spotlight. He revels in his selfless role even though, as the PFA Premier League team of the season testified, with Firmino absent, his influence can be overlooked outside Anfield. “This constant discussion about whether he’s undervalued or whatever in public,” said Klopp. “This never happened for one second either in the club or in the team.” Thierry Henry, a sound and independent judge, described Firmino as “the most complete striker in the league”. It is an education to track his movement and work-rate through a game, albeit also a struggle to focus on one player given the range of threats in Klopp’s attack.

      No Liverpool player covered more ground in the Premier League than Firmino. His total of 347.7km is remarkable for a forward and underlines his importance to Klopp’s system and the manager’s reluctance to withdraw him even with a comfortable lead. He covered, on average, 11.3km per game.

      No Liverpool player made more sprints in the Premier League. With 2,353, Firmino comfortably eclipsed Salah in second place by 366 and averaged 76.3 sprints every 90 minutes. No Liverpool forward made more interceptions than Firmino, his 18 double the amount made by Mané in second. Salah made five.

      Firmino’s 15 goals and seven assists in the league played a major part in Liverpool qualifying for the Champions League. In Europe, however, Firmino’s influence and end product have been arguably greater. With 10 goals – 11 when the one against Hoffenheim in the qualifier is included – he and Salah have scored more in a single European campaign than any other player in Liverpool’s European history. Firmino has also provided seven assists, giving him direct involvement in 42.5% of the record 40 goals Liverpool have scored from the group stage onwards. “This is my best year as a professional footballer,” he reflected last week.

      It started very differently. Hemerson Maria, coach of Vila Nova in Brazil, explains: “When we started to work together at Figueirense I called Roberto ‘Alberto’ for two weeks. All the time I shouted ‘Alberto, Alberto, Alberto’ and he never corrected me. I said Alberto and he listened and obeyed the instructions. After two weeks my colleague asked me: ‘Why are you calling Roberto as Alberto? His name is Roberto, Roberto Firmino’. I didn’t know! I asked Roberto why he never said the correct name to me. But he is very shy and said: ‘It’s fine teacher, no worries.’”

      He may be more forceful when reminding Madrid of his name in Kiev.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1818: May 25, 2018 01:08:43 pm
      “Oi gerroff moy laaand, bloody trespassers!” ;)

      Well funnily enough Dan I watched that interview too and was trying to think what might work and this is what cane in my head.......

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HQZBaJAngH8

      Chorus of.....”Bobby Firmino....oh oh oh ohhhhhhh” but it needs some clever b***ard to pen a verse or two......

      It just might work 🤘

      Seriously - nobody buying this ?!

      🙄
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1819: Jun 07, 2018 10:55:15 am
      Nice one Firmino! Gone up in my appreciation!

      On Ramos..

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      "I prefer not to make any comments," he said in a news conference at Brazil's pre-World Cup training camp in London.

      "I think he has a view because he was the champion but I thought he was an idiot for what he said, but that's okay."
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1820: Jun 08, 2018 08:07:24 am
      Nice one Firmino! Gone up in my appreciation!

      On Ramos..


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      Reply #1821: Jun 08, 2018 08:17:54 am
      Nice one Firmino! Gone up in my appreciation!

      On Ramos..


      👀👀👀👀👀👀

      Dan. You’ve changed 😜
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1822: Jul 02, 2018 04:45:39 pm
      Bobby just scored v Mexico !

      Came on for Coutinho.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1823: Jul 02, 2018 04:54:43 pm
      https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jun/12/juan-carlos-osorio-mexico-world-cup


      Bobby came back to bite you today ....

      Mexico Manager rented room from a Bitter's family in Crown Road opposite Melwood.


      Osorio was a midfielder for Internacional in Brazil and Once Caldas in
      Manizales before injury ended his playing career at the age of 26. He
      went to the US, where he played briefly for the University of New
      Haven and then completed a BA in Exercise Science at Southern
      Connecticut State University.

      He moved to New York and set up a gym,
      but Osorio wanted to get back into football, so he sold his business
      and used the proceeds to move to Liverpool to study for a diploma in
      Science and Football at John Moores University. The lectures weren’t
      enough, though, so Osorio would try to observe the training sessions
      of the two local Premier League sides.
      Walter Smith’s Everton were welcoming;

      Gerard Houllier and Roy Evans’ Liverpool were not, so Osorio rented a room in a house on Crown Road owned by an Everton-supporting family called McManus that overlooked Liverpool’s Melwood training ground.
      If the weather was good, he would stand on a step-ladder in the garden; if it was raining he would peer out of the bedroom window.

      Osorio would also regularly go to watch Blackburn and Bolton.
      “Because I came from a Latin country where everything was short passes and tiki-taka, then coming to England learning the complete opposite way of playing was very, very productive for me,” he said in an interview
      with Sky. “And in itself, it has strengthened me a great deal.”


      Come back soon pal.
                                             ;D
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1824: Jul 03, 2018 08:30:13 am
      I have to say I felt a bit bad for Bobby after he scored the winner yesterday, instead of his teammates congratulating him they all surrounded that tw*t Neymar. That really is Brazil's achilles heel, that everything revolves around one player. They have such marvellous players in that team so I'm baffled why all the focus is always on Neymar, its really weird.
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      Reply #1825: Jul 03, 2018 11:46:47 am
      I have to say I felt a bit bad for Bobby after he scored the winner yesterday, instead of his teammates congratulating him they all surrounded that tw*t Neymar. That really is Brazil's achilles heel, that everything revolves around one player. They have such marvellous players in that team so I'm baffled why all the focus is always on Neymar, its really weird.

      That comment was also made in the media .
      Neymar never goes to congratulate a player ... allegedly.
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      Reply #1826: Jul 03, 2018 01:20:47 pm
      Neymar never goes to congratulate a player ... allegedly.

      Alleged by someone who isn't watching the World Cup, I imagine?
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      Reply #1827: Jul 03, 2018 02:05:04 pm
      Alleged by someone who isn't watching the World Cup, I imagine?

      But in all seriousness why is the entire Brasil team focussed around Neymar, he is hardly the only great player you guys have, it is sort of weird and I think a big flaw. Another mistake is constantly playing Gabriel Jesus instead of Bobby.
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      Reply #1828: Jul 03, 2018 03:59:50 pm
      But in all seriousness why is the entire Brasil team focussed around Neymar, he is hardly the only great player you guys have, it is sort of weird and I think a big flaw. Another mistake is constantly playing Gabriel Jesus instead of Bobby.

      Is the entire Brazil team focused around Neymar, or is the media obsessed with talking about him?
      He's the country's biggest star and the others naturally look up to him. He's a leader, and you know, leaders don't always look like Roy of the Rovers, but he's charismatic and other players adore him. He'll very likely be in a few years Brazil's biggest international goalscorer.

      So naturally he'll get a lot of attention but to say the entire team is focused around him seems a bit weird. It's not because pundits can't stop talking about him that this is the case. You know where this is true, though? Argentina. Messi was even calling the subs at one point.

      Now people are "allegedly" saying that "Neymar never goes to congratulate a player". Now, how stupid is that? How is this even taken seriously? Neymar runs straight to Coutinho as he scores against Switzerland and Costa Rica. He's the first to reach Paulinho after he scored vs Serbia. He celebrates the goal with Thiago Silva. And so on... but hey, people can believe whatever they want.
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      Re: Roberto Firmino Player Thread
      Reply #1829: Jul 03, 2018 04:23:30 pm
      I have to say I felt a bit bad for Bobby after he scored the winner yesterday, instead of his teammates congratulating him they all surrounded that tw*t Neymar. That really is Brazil's achilles heel, that everything revolves around one player. They have such marvellous players in that team so I'm baffled why all the focus is always on Neymar, its really weird.

      I’m not sure it will be their Achilles heel but it was definitely f**king weird the way they all went to Neymar. It was hardly assist of the tournament.

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