Liverpool new boy Roberto Firmino says that he knew Anfield was his destiny long before he ever moved to Germany to play for Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.


During his time in Germany the 23-year-old enjoyed personal success scoring 47 goals in 151 appearances for the Baden-Württemberg club.


He told Liverpool’s official website: “It’s strange but I remember just before I moved to Hoffenheim that I had a dream about playing in England.



“At the time that wasn’t an option, the opportunity wasn’t there for me. Then it came along a few months ago and I quickly decided it was the right offer for me.



“As a footballer I always want more. I really enjoyed my time in Germany but didn’t actually win anything. So the next step was to join a club that can compete for trophies, that’s why I came here.



“I want to fight for titles and play in the Champions League. So moving here really is a dream come true.”


The £29 million summer signing went on to say how Brazilians are very superstitious adding: “A lot of Brazilians are very superstitious, especially footballers.



“I’m the same. I always step on to the pitch with my right foot first.



“It’s quite curious that back home – even if you are left-footed – it is considered lucky to enter the pitch with your right foot. I don’t know why that is the case.



“I have other mandatory superstitions before a game too. I pray and listen to music on the way to the stadium. I also bless myself just before kick-off.”