Roberto Firmino says he dreamed of playing in the Premier League and moved to Liverpool to “fight for titles and play in the Champions League”.
The Brazilian joined Liverpool from Hoffenheim in a July deal which could reach up to £29million with clauses, which would make him the third most expensive signing in the club’s history.
Firmino is yet to score for the Reds despite featuring in each of their four opening Premier League games, with the club itself undergoing a somewhat inauspicious start.
Regardless, the 23-year-old believes he has secured a “dream” move to a club capable of competing for titles and, come May, qualifying for the Champions League.
“It’s strange but I remember just before I moved to Hoffenheim that I had a dream about playing in England,” he told the official Liverpool FC magazine.
“At the time that wasn’t an option, the opportunity wasn’t there for me. Then it came along a few months ago and I quickly decided it was the right offer for me.
“As a footballer, I always want more. I really enjoyed my time in Germany but didn’t actually win anything. So the next step was to join a club that can compete for trophies, that’s why I came here.
“I want to fight for titles and play in the Champions League. So moving here really is a dream come true.”