Liverpool new signing Roberto Firmino says he decided to move to Anfield after being pursued by manager Brendan Rodgers for over a year.

Liverpool are considering a move for Roberto Firmino, the Brazil midfielder, as they continue to prepare for the increasing likelihood that Raheem Sterling will join Manchester City this summer. ‘There was a certain sympathy from the beginning and I had a good feeling from the start.

“Not at all. I see it rather as a recognition and confirmation”, the former Hoffenheim player told German publication Bild [via the Liverpool Echo]. Of course, I did some research on the internet.

When talking about his price-tag, he said “I don’t see my fee as burden”.

Goals from Lazar Markovic, Mamadou Sakho, Adam Lallna and Divock Origi eased the visiting Liverpool aspect to a cushty 40 victory over the True All Star Team that includes Thai gamers from numerous Thai Premier League golf equipment on Tuesday’s night at Rajamangala National stadium. “He has totally raved about the club”. He’s my countryman and knows much already about the club, with which he can help me and make settling in easier.

It was a signing which certainly lifted the mood around Anfield after a poor 2014/15 campaign and one that made other sides stand up and take notice.

‘I am looking forward [to seeing] the fans at Anfield. “I get goose bumps already just thinking about how they will sing “You’ll never walk alone””, Firmino added.

‘I come to the best league in the world.

Firmino is also keen to test himself by playing considerably more games per season than he did in four-and-a-half years at Hoffenheim and having fellow Brazilian Philippe Coutinho at the club will help. Physically it is a completely new challenge, with the three (domestic) competitions and the Europa League there could be more than twice the number of games.