Brendan Rodgers has pleaded with Liverpool fans to be patient with new signing Roberto Firmino as he adapts to the Premier League.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has attempted to alleviate some of the pressure on Roberto Firmino ahead of his debut Premier League season.
Firmino was confirmed as a Liverpool player last month, joining from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim for a fee which it is believed could rise to between £25million and £30m.
With Raheem Sterling seemingly set for a switch to Manchester City, Firmino will be tasked with helping to fill the attacking void left by the England international.
"He's a top-class player," said Rodgers. "He's obviously played in Europe, so he understands and played in a very good league.
"Of course, there is no pressure.
"He'll come into the Premier League and Lucas [Leiva] knows as well as anyone as a fellow Brazilian that coming in, it just takes that little bit of time to adapt.
"He's got all the traits and the profile of what we would want as a player - he works very, very hard, he's a talented player and someone we feel can score goals for the team.
"I'm really excited and looking forward to him coming in."comments