Liverpool announced that they had struck a deal with Hoffenheim for Firmino on Wednesday, which is reportedly worth 29 million Pounds. The Reds added that Firmino will undergo a medical after the ongoing Copa America, in which he is representing Brazil.
Firmino admitted that he was eager to leave Hoffenheim as the Bundesliga club has not won any silverware since he signed with them from Figueirense for four million Euros in 2010.
"It is time to leave Hoffenheim for a bigger club to fight for titles, but for now I am concentrated on the Copa," Firmino told kicker.
Hoffenheim sporting director Alexander Rosen pointed out that the club were happy to let Firmino sign with Liverpool as they can put the money they receive to good use.
"Many people at TSG have helped to make Roberto Firmino the player he is today," he told kicker. "TSG Hoffenheim needs to make such transfers to ensure the profitability of the club. He is a big loss for our team, but we are convinced that we will have an exciting squad without Roberto.
"The money will not change our transfer plans. We planned our squad long-term and independently of the Firmino transfer. We want players that can take the next step in their careers here and which we can lift onto the next level."