Jurgen Klopp hails Firmino.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hailed the abilities of Roberto Firmino as the midfielder continues his return to full fitness.

The Brazilian was signed from Hoffenheim in the summer for £29m.

"With the Brazil national team last time he played as a No.9, usually he's in attacking midfield, or second striker, or he can come from the wing," Klopp said as the club's official website quoted.

"He's a pretty skilful player. There was a time around a year ago when he was for a few months the best player in the Bundesliga.

"From the first day on, everybody could see that he can be a very, very good player.

"When I heard Liverpool took him I thought 'good choice'!

"Of course he needs time but he's strong with the ball, he's physically strong, he's fast in a good football way with the ball, fast getting his body between opponent and ball.

"He's an important player for us, of course, and I hope he can play [against Bournemouth]."

Liverpool face Bournemouth later today in the Capital One cup.

Written by Simon Omokhua [@Simonomokhua]

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