Head-to-Head

FA Cup Head-to-Head: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) vs Enner Valencia (West Ham United)
30th January 2016

Saturday evening’s serving of FA Cup fourth-round action sees West Ham United welcome Liverpool to the Boleyn Ground for an enticing all-Premier League clash (17:30).

The Hammers; who have already defeated the Reds twice in the English top-flight this season, are reaping the benefits following striker Enner Valencia’s return from injury lately, with the Ecuador international scoring four goals in his last three outings.

Meanwhile Jurgen Klopp’s visitors, who reached the final of the League Cup in midweek, will be hoping £29m summer signing Roberto Firmino can continue firing Liverpool towards silverware this term having similarly netted four times in his last four appearances for the Merseysiders.

With both in-form forwards set to go head-to-head tonight, here is how Firmino and Valencia match up so far this season…

Roberto Firmino
  • Club:
    Liverpool
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.81m
  • Birth Date:
    October 2, 1991
  • Birth Place:
    Maceió, Brazil
  • Clubs:
    Figueirense, Hoffenheim, Liverpool
  • International:
    Brazil (11 caps, 4 goals)
what he says
"I didn't ever question if he would be a great player for Liverpool, I knew that he would be. He's one of the best at what he does in the world. He's in the same class as Ozil, Silva, Iniesta, and all the other great players who play that role" - Ronaldinho, Brazil legend.
did you know
Firmino's ability was first spotted by local dentist, Marcellus Portella, who eventually helped him earn a move to ­Figueirense when he was 17-years-old.
Premier League 2015/16:
  • Games:
    20
  • Goals:
    5
  • Assists:
    4
  • Key passes:
    26
  • Shot accuracy:
    52%
  • Pass accuracy:
    76%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.39
  • Take ons:
    30
Enner Valencia
  • Club:
    West Ham
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.74m
  • Birth Date:
    November 4, 1989
  • Birth Place:
    San Lorenzo, Ecuador
  • Clubs:
    Emelec, Pachuca, West Ham United
  • International:
    Ecuador (22 caps, 13 goals)
what he says
"I am very pleased to be among the goals again and have been able to help the team. I am feeling fully fit and I have a lot of confidence, so it is a bit of everything as to why I am feeling so good."
did you know
Valencia was nicknamed 'Superman' during his final season at Ecuadorian outfit Emelec back in 2013 due to his impressive pace and power.
Premier League 2015/16:
  • Games:
    10
  • Goals:
    4
  • Assists:
    1
  • Key passes:
    4
  • Shot accuracy:
    60%
  • Pass accuracy:
    75%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.57
  • Take ons:
    12
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