It’s perhaps no surprise Roberto Firmino first ever goal celebration was a ‘little dance’. Check out his hairstyle and new contract.
Roberto Firmino : Hairstyle | New Contract | Stats
Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward or attacking midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool and the Brazil national team.
|Full name||Roberto Firmino Barbosa de Oliveira|
|Date of birth||2 October 1991|
|Place of birth||Maceió, Brazil|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Position(s)||Forward, attacking midfielder|
After starting his career with Figueirense in 2009, he spent four-and-a-half seasons at Hoffenheim.
His 16 goals in 33 games for the 2013–14 Bundesliga season earned him the award for the league’s Breakthrough Player. In July 2015, he signed for Liverpool.
His creativity, goalscoring and work rate have earned him plaudits at Liverpool, with manager Jürgen Klopp referring to Firmino as the “engine” that propels the club’s counter-pressing system.
Roberto Firmino Hairstyle
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has switched things up just in time for the end of the season as he showed off his new look.
The 31-year-old has been crucial this season, scoring 16 goals and providing eight assists in 47 appearances in all competitions.
However, as noted by the club’s site, he was absent due to injury against Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek and it remains unlikely that he’ll recover in time to face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final Premier League game of the campaign on Sunday.
With Liverpool booking their place in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1 though, Firmino will surely have made a point of stepping up his recovery in time to feature.
If he does so, he’ll have a new look to show off on the pitch, as seen in the image below, as he’s gone for a slick new haircut with a shorter look than usual.
It has to be said that it suits the Brazilian international, but his focus will be on celebrating a possible Premier League title triumph on Sunday, followed by European glory to make up for last year’s heartbreak in defeat to Real Madrid.
Roberto Firmino new contract
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that discussions are ongoing between the club and Roberto Firmino regarding a new contract for the Brazilian.
Signed by Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2015, Firmino is one of just four first-team players at the club whose time at Anfield pre-dates Klopp’s arrival at the club in October of that year.
According to a report from Fabrizio Romano, Klopp explained that ‘normal conversations are happening’ with regards to renewing the Brazilian’s contract at the club.
The 31-year-old forward was left out of Brazil’s World Cup squad earlier this week, while Reds teammates Allison and Fabinho were both selected as part of Tite’s 26-man squad for Qatar.
Klopp further detailed that the news of his omission from the national team ahead of upcoming tournament in Qatar came as a disappointment to Firmino, who has scored eight Premier League goals this season.
‘It was a blow, definitely.’
‘You couldn’t see it in training but definitely you could see, it was clear. It was a blow for me to be honest. So I am in between, I am happy we have Bobby for more time, but I think he deserves it, I think he deserves everything in the world to be 100% honest.
‘And it shows just how incredibly good and talented this Brazil squad is if you can leave a player like Bobby Firmino out, madness.
Firmino said that it was his “dream” to play in the national team though he had no “contact with national team manager Dunga”. On 23 October 2014, Firmino received his first call up to Brazil national football team for the friendly matches against Turkey and Austria.
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In May 2015, Firmino was included in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2015 Copa América to be held in Chile.
On 21 June, he scored in a 2–1 defeat of Venezuela to qualify the Seleção for the knockout stage as Group C winners.
In May 2018 he was named in Tite’s final 23 man squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
On 2 July, Firmino scored Brazil’s second goal in a 2–0 win over Mexico in the round of sixteen having come on as a late substitute.
In May 2019, Firmino was included in Brazil’s 23-man squad for the 2019 Copa América. Firmino played all 90 minutes of the final against Peru as Brazil won 3–1 to lift their ninth Copa América title.
In June 2021, he was included in Brazil’s squad for the 2021 Copa América on home soil. He made a substitute appearance in his nation’s 1–0 defeat to rivals Argentina in the final on 10 July.
He was not included in Brazil’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.