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Premier League rigours took me by surprise, admits Liverpool ace Firmino

Date Posted,December 21, 2016

Roberto Firmino admits he has had to adapt the way he plays to be a success at Liverpool.

The Brazilian arrived from Hoffenheim at the start of last season and after a slow start has developed into a key man on Merseyside.

He is enjoying another fine campaign at Anfield, scoring six times in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men as they continue their title push.

Firmino admits the rigours of the Premier League caught him somewhat by surprise but now he has adjusted, he has no plans to depart.

“I think I have had to change the way I play,” he told the official Liverpool FC magazine.

Firmino in action during training (Photo: Liverpool FC via Getty)
Roberto Firmino shoots but fails to score
Firmino shoots but fails to score during the Merseyside derby (Photo: AFP/Getty)

“I think I have had to change the way I play. I was adapted to European football after playing in Germany for three years but English football is very different to the Bundesliga.

“You really notice that the Premier League is much, much faster – the pace is very high and you do need to adjust, but this is a type of football that I enjoy.

“Being really honest, I love it here and plan to stay for many years in the future as the Premier League is really competitive and tests you all the time.”

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