Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has claimed it was “a must” that Brendan Rodgers was sacked because of the club’s poor results.
The 24-year-old Brazilian, who was signed in the summer for £22million from Hoffenheim, says he is appreciating the “good vibes” from new manager Jurgen Klopp.
“It was a short period [under Rodgers] but I considered him a great manager but I didn’t get much playing time under him,” Firmino told Sky Sports’ Barclays Premier League Weekly.
“When results don’t come along, it is a must to switch managers.
“I think Klopp has the typical Germany mentality, which I am used to as I played for four years in Germany.
“I do like his German methods, he concentrates and focuses on what he wants. I think he will help us. We are already getting what he wants from us.
“He brings good vibes, we are on a positive path and we are always aiming high.”
Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho has revealed that he played a key role in persuading Firmino to join in the summer.
“I don’t know if I had any influence on his arrival, but I gave him loads of incentive when I knew there was a possibility [of Firmino joining],” he told the Daily Star.
“I was in the national team with him and I told him: ‘You have to join.’
“The truth is, he’s a great player and I’m happy he is here. I am happy to be playing alongside these good players.”