ESPN – Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino: Seven things to know about Brazil forward

Highlights from new Liverpool signing Roberto Firmino's Copa America campaign for Brazil so far. Brazil international Roberto Firmino is set to become Liverpool's second-most expensive signing after a £29 million deal was agreed with Hoffenheim — which also makes him the Bundesliga's most expensive player at €42 million. Here is are seven things to know about the forward. ORIGINS Born in Maceio, birthplace of three-time World Cup winner as player and manager Mario Zagallo, Firmino began his career in the youth team at Clube de Regatas Brasil before moving on to Figueirense. EMERGENCE The…

ESPN – Emre Can providing glimpse of possibilities for Liverpool

Former Liverpool great Steve Nicol breaks down how he wants Liverpool to look on opening day against Stoke City. This is proving to be a difficult summer for Liverpool fans. James Milner is a fine player and a dedicated professional, but rather lacks the stardust that Liverpool supporters had hoped would be sprinkled over their club's transfer policy. Danny Ings is a competent young striker, energetic and enthusiastic, but he is not Luis Suarez and frankly, he never will be. Adam Bogdan is a fine back-up goalkeeper, but only the sort of people who type in capital letters ever get excited by new back-up goalkeepers….