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25th Oct, 2016 | 8:10am

Firmino posts message on Twitter showing him in black-and-white kit ahead of Liverpool clash

By Emma Sanders

Roberto Firmino posted an image on Twitter on Monday that showed him playing in his first professional game for Figueirense FC.

The Liverpool forward tweeted the picture ahead of his team’s League Cup clash against Tottenham on Tuesdat that showed him in action seven years ago wearing a black and white striped kit.

The 25 year-old first appeared for the Brazilian outfit before moving to Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in June 2011 and spent four years at the club.

It was here that Firmino started to build a name for himself and he was brought to Anfield in the summer of June 2015 under Brendan Rodgers.

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Firmino ended the tweet the hashtag #YNWA as he reminisced on his rise to the top of the Premier League with Liverpool.

Since moving to Merseyside, the Brazilian had to be patient before he hit top form, scoring just three goals in his opening six months.

However, under Jurgen Klopp, the attacker has burst into life and playing as a regular centre-forward, Firmino has been an integral figure in the team’s improvement.

So far this season, Firmino has scored three league goals and grabbed one assist in eight starts and was on the score-sheet for his national side during their 5-0 victory over Bolivia earlier this month.

He has built a strong relationship with Liverpool and Brazil teammate Philippe Coutinho, on and off the pitch and has been one of the Reds’ star performers so far this season.

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