Roberto Firmino, the wrong transfer and how Liverpool shocked Jurgen Klopp

Roberto Firmino, the wrong transfer and how Liverpool shocked Jurgen Klopp

It’s the summer of 2015, and Jurgen Klopp simply cannot believe what Liverpool are doing. Enjoying a sabbatical in his German homeland having called time on a seven-year stint in charge at Borussia Dortmund, Klopp caught sight of one news article. Over in England, the Reds had signed Roberto Firmino from Hoffenheim in a deal that could cost them up to £29million. “He was a player I thought was one of the best in the Bundesliga,” said Klopp. “So when I saw that Liverpool had signed him I thought ‘How could Liverpool do this?’. “They were not in their 100% best moment and other clubs would have spent more on him. So I thought immediately ‘What a good transfer for them’. “I felt pretty sure clubs would have paid a …
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