Ryan Babel confident of Roberto Firmino impact

The former Liverpool winger is confident that the club’s latest signing will make a huge impact in the Premier League and will help the Reds achieve their objectives

After being constantly linked with a move to Manchester United, Firmino chose to leave Hoffenheim for Liverpool a few days back and Ryan Babel, who never really got going during his time at Anfield, believes that the Brazil international will prove to be a huge success for the Merseyside giants.

Babel played with Firmino during his time in the German Bundesliga and says that the player has learned quite a lot during his time in Germany.

He said: “He is a tricky player. He can dribble, shoot, he has a great shot, he can play a lot of through balls and his assists are very good. He is actually also great at heading, which maybe you wouldn’t think because he’s not that tall, but he’s very good at it.”

He continued: “He’s the kind of player that likes the ball at his feet and to do nice things with it, but something he learned in Germany was how to work without the ball and defend. I’m very happy for him. He’s very talented and now it is down to him. He is the kind of player that can give a lot of joy to Liverpool fans because he’s a very skilful player.”