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Firmino shouldn’t have many problems to adapt – Aurelio

Former Liverpool defender Fabio Aurelio believes new Reds signing Roberto Firmino’s path from Brazil through Europe will allow the Brazil international to settle quickly into his new surroundings at Anfield.

After Liverpool confirmed the completion of signing Firmino from Hoffenheim on Wednesday, subject to a medical, Aurelio said the adaption period the Figueirense academy product has already had in Europe, added to the presence of fellow countrymen and midfielders Philppe Coutinho and Lucas Leiva, can be crucial.

35-year-old Aurelio told the club’s official website in an exclusive interview: “He is used to living in Europe having spent the last few years in Germany.

“So it won’t be that difficult for him because he’ll have the help of two Brazilians that are already there in the Liverpool squad. He is used to European football as well, so I believe that he will adapt very quickly.

“My own experience was coming from another team in Europe – Valencia. I spent six years there before I joined Liverpool. So it wasn’t as difficult.

“Lucas had that problem; when he first arrived at Liverpool, he came straight from Brazil and a very different competition and a different rhythm of game. He suffered a lot in his first two years, then once he adapted to it he became the player we all know.

“But I think Firmino will have an easier way than Lucas and more similar to me, because he is coming from a European team with a few years already there and is used to the weather. He shouldn’t have many problems to adapt.”

Roberto Firmino – Wikipedia

Roberto Firmino – Transfermarkt

Roberto Firmino – WhoScored.com

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