Lucas Leiva: Firmino will help in attack.

After Liverpool sealed Roberto Firmino's services from Hoffenheim, Lucas Leiva is convined the Reds have increased their goalscoring threat.

The 23-year-old agreed to move to Anfield earlier in the week, subject to a medical after competing in the Copa America.

However, Lucas is keen to see the 23-year-old help in attack as he admitted Liverpool weren't deadly enough in that department last season.

"I think we are getting a goalscorer, which we probably needed from last year because we didn't score many goals," he told

"I think he showed the last couple of seasons that he's capable of doing that.

"He's already playing for the national team, which is good, and we just hope that he can adapt quickly to the Premier League.

"But we see the example of Emre Can, he adapted very well because I think the German league is quite similar to the Premier League, so hopefully he will go straight in and start to perform."

Firmino and Countinho are part of the Brazil side competing in the Copa America in Chile and Lucas reckons Liverpool will benefit from the pair working alongside each other already.

"With the national team they are working together and they will start the season at Liverpool knowing each other which will only help them both," he continued.

"They both are young players but they are already playing at the highest level so it's really exciting.

"For me, as a Brazilian as well, I will just try to make [Roberto] feel comfortable as I did with Coutinho.

"Then hopefully we will see him scoring a lot of goals for the club."

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