Didi Hamann believes Roberto Firmino has all the qualities required to be a big success at Liverpool.
The former Kop favourite has watched the talented Brazilian’s progress at Hoffenheim with interest in recent years in his role as a TV pundit for the Bundesliga.
And Hamann has claimed Liverpool have pulled off a major coup.
“To be honest, he’s the type of player I thought Liverpool wouldn’t be able to get without Champions League football,” he said on the Liverpool Echo.
“To get him is a real statement of intent and hopefully there will be two or three more big signings to come.”