Liverpool’s new Brazilian playmaker Roberto Firmino is hoping to be part of the starting XI for the trip to Arsenal.
The Reds head to the Emirates on the back of two successive 1-0 wins in the Premier League and Firmino is looking to break into that winning side after making substitute appearances against Stoke City and Bournemouth.
With Adam Lallana out injured, his opportunity may well arrive this evening in the tough trip to face the title contenders.
And the former Hoffenheim man is hoping that his hard work will help him achieve his aim of becoming a first-team regular.
“I’m working hard towards that. Obviously that is my aim, but there’s a healthy competition in the squad right now and the manager knows who should be starting games.” he told Liverpoolfc.com
“So all I can do is keep on working so I will be ready when I am given the chance to start.” he added.
Firmino went on to discuss when he found out about the interest from Anfield and how his compatriots at the club were a factor in his decision.
“I knew about Liverpool’s interest before the tournament.” he said
“And I instantly thought it would be an interesting idea for me because I knew Lucas and Coutinho were playing there.”. he concluded.