For those of you who keep waiting for everything to go wrong, because it always does, you'll have to wait a little longer. Liverpool wasted no time this morning, releasing an official statement at 7 AM (GMT) on the club's website and Twitter feed confirming the capture of the Brazilian international Roberto Firmino.
His signing is first subject to a medical, to be completed after the Copa America, which will keep him occupied until July 4th assuming Brazil makes the final. You can see our newest signing in action, and pray to your deity of choice that he and new Liverpool teammate/pug enthusiast Philippe Coutinho are not injured in their next match on June 27th against Paraguay.
Despite third party ownership issues, Ayre and Co. were able to complete the £29 million, long-term deal for the player.
Firmino made 151 league and cup appearances for Hoffenheim in his four and a half years there, racking up an impressive 47 goals. His most recent tally came for Brazil on Sunday, the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Venezuela. Goals are fun. Let's hope he remembers them when he's packing up his home in Germany.