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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