Roberto Firmino backed to shine in the Premier League.

Former Valencia and Liverpool left-back Fabio Aurelio believes Anfield's new recruit Roberto Firmino will glow in the Premier League next season.

Aurelio, who joined the Reds from Valencia back in 2006, said he was delighted his fellow countryman joined Liverpool, and he has backed the 23-year-old to do well in England.

“He is a very promising player,” Aurelio said, as Liverpool Echo reported.

“He has had quick progress in his career, especially in the past two years.

“Of course now a few good appearances with the national team have increased the interest of many, many clubs.

“But Liverpool because of its history and he already knows about the club made the difference to make the decision to join Liverpool."

Firmino's involvement in the Copa America competition in Chile was ended by Brazil’s quarter-final defeat to Paraguay on Saturday night.

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