Roberto Firmino has essentially said that Liverpool are basically just like watching Brazil.
Firmino has enjoyed a fine start to the season, scoring seven goals and assisting a further four in 17 games for Liverpool.
He has featured less frequently for Brazil, starting just one of their last seven games, but remains a key fixture of the squad under manager Tite.
The forward has compared Brazil’s playing style to that of Liverpool.
“I think the Brazil system is similar to the one we use at Liverpool, with lots of movement, players open out wide and quality midfielders who join the attack and score goals,” he told The Independent.
“It’s different: the game is quicker, but very physical at the same time. I think my game is suited to it because I’m fast and I know how to use my strength. My team-mates play an important part in that, because we seek to complement each other’s games.
“It helps having Coutinho with me. He’s a ‘differential’ who helps swing games. The fact we’re together day to day at Liverpool means we have a good understanding, so we can use that in Brazil games. Coutinho is a friend and also a great player. He’s got incredible passing ability; he knows how to put attackers in on goal.”