Zenit join Liverpool in race to sign £12m Hoffenheim star

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Zenit St Petersburg have joined Liverpool in the race to sign highly-rated Hoffenheim midfielder Roberto Firmino, reports talkSPORT.

The 22-year-old Brazilian - who has been compared in playing style to Philippe Coutinho - has been earning rave reviews in the Bundesliga this season, prompting admiring glances from a number of suitors.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers wants to further strengthen his first-team squad at Anfield during the summer, and has identified Firmino for a possible switch to Merseyside when the transfer window reopens.

With 11 goals in 21 league matches for Hoffenheim in 2013/14, the South American's reputation continues to grow, and it's understood that Liverpool or Zenit will need to part with around £12million to secure the player's signature, according to the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool are already blessed with a lethal forward line that consists of the Premier League's two top goalscorers this campaign - Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge - but will be determined to take his team to the next level in order to challenge for the title in 2014/15.

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