By Will Butcher
Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has revealed his delight after continuing his fine form during the international break ahead of Monday night’s clash against Manchester United.
The versatile forward struck in Brazil’s 5-0 rout of Bolivia with a superbly-timed header, taking his overall goal tally for club and country this season to five goals.
Firmino came on for the last 23 minutes of the game to mark his first appearance for his country in over a year
The attacker, who is in his second season with the Merseyside giants, posted on his personal Twitter account that he is now “looking forward” to Monday’s hotly-contested Premier League encounter against Manchester United.
— Roberto_Firmino (@Roberto_Firmino) October 12, 2016
Firmino was pictured alongside Liverpool teammate Philippe Coutinho, as well as Premier League stars Oscar, Fernandinho and Willian.
The former Hoffenheim forward should be well rested after staying on the bench in Brazil’s second game of the international break, as they secured a 2-0 win away to Venezuela.
Liverpool’s number 11 is expected to continue as Jurgen Klopp’s attacking spearhead against Jose Mourinho’s United, as Anfield welcomes their domestic rivals for the first time since the main stand’s redevelopment.
A win for Liverpool will see them keep the pressure on at the top end of the Premier League table. If results go their way, Klopp’s side could finish the weekend at the top of the pile.
But United will be looking to get revenge over their rivals, after Liverpool knocked United out of the Europa League last season with a 3-1 aggregate win.
In other Liverpool news, fans have reacted on Twitter after Firmino was left on the bench for Brazil by manager Tite.