Roberto Firmino in action in the Selecao colours

Liverpool have completed the signing of Brazil forward Roberto Firmino from German Club Hoffenheim, and the 23-year-old becomes the fifth signing of the Reds this summer.

Firmino is currently in Chile featuring for the Copa America 2015 with Brazil, and his medical will take place immediately after the player returns from the tournament.

He has agreed on a long-term contract with the Reds, believed to be a five-year-deal. His transfer fee is said to be around £29m.

Firmino scored for the Selecao last week as the five-time FIFA World Cup winners went on to beat Venezuela 2-1 to make to the quarters, where they will be facing Paraguay.

He will be rejoining his Brazilian mate Philippe Coutinho at Anfield, soon after the duo end their assignment at the Copa America.

Firmino already has four goals for Brazil, and a total of nine caps, and is also seen as one of the next big forwards for Brazil.

In his four-and-a-half seasons with Hoffenheim, the player have registered himself on the scoresheet 48 times, out of 152 appearances in all competitions, and has also assisted 36 times.

A former Figueirense youth player, Firmino's fourth Bundesliga campaign saw him net 16 goals in 33 appearances, a haul that saw him recognised as Germany's "Breakthrough of the Season" in 2013-14.

The Liverpool fans in Twitter have also lapped up the new signing as positive reactions have started pouring in for the player, as many have referred to him as a wonderful player who can link up with anyone in the team.

Another tweet summed it all: "Fantastic signing, great work Liverpool! #FirminoLFC"

The Brazilian becomes the fifth signing for the club this summer, with the Reds already having signed Danny Ings, Adam Bodgan, James Milner and Joe Gomez.

The Brendan Rodgers-managed side are looking for more activity in the transfer market in the days to come, and it is learnt that the club are also pushing hard to acquire the signature of Real Madrid playmaker Asier Illarramendi.

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