Liverpool’s Brazilian forward, Roberto Firmino, will wear the no.9 jersey for the 2017/2018 Premier League season, the club have announced.
Since joining the Reds from Bundesliga outfit, TSG 1899 Hoffenhiem, the versatile forward has been sporting the number 11, but has now requested for it to be changed, starting from next season, according to a club report.
In a kind gesture, however, following the unexpected change, fans who have already had their 2017/2018 season shirts printed with Firmino and number 11, will have them personally signed by the 25-year-old, who has offered to do so, according to a club statement.
“All official 2017-18 season shirts with ‘Firmino 11’ printed on them should be sent to Anfield by August 18, 2017 with a stamped self-addressed envelope big enough to contain your jersey,” read the statement.
“It will then be signed by Firmino and returned using the self-addressed envelope. Please note that you are required to send proof of purchase with your shirt (e.g. a receipt of purchase which will be returned to you with your shirt). Only shirts purchased before 9pm BST on June 22, 2017 will be signed and any and all postal duty to send to us and return your shirt to you must be paid in full.
“We strongly recommend supporters send the shirts via recorded delivery as the club cannot accept responsibility for items lost in the post.
They should be sent to: Roberto Firmino shirt signing, Liverpool Football Club, Anfield Road, Liverpool, L40TH” the statement concluded.