Head-to-Head

Head-to-Head: Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) vs Bojan (Stoke City)
26th January 2016

Liverpool return to Anfield with a precious one-goal advantage ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg at home to Stoke City (19:45).

The Reds, who secured a thrilling last-gasp 5-4 victory at Norwich City on Saturday, will be hoping summer signing Firmino can pick up from where he left off after netting twice against the Canaries.

Meanwhile the visiting Potters; who were convincingly beaten 3-0 by table toppers Leicester City at the weekend, are desperate to overturn their one-goal deficit this evening to reach the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium, although star striker Bojan hasn’t found the back of the net since Boxing Day, 2015.

But with both forwards set to play a crucial role in this semi-final second-leg, here is how Firmino and Bojan match up so far this season…

Roberto Firmino
  • Club:
    Liverpool
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  • 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
"He’s a good player. He’s very technical. He helps the team a lot because he keeps the ball very well. He can run and shoot, he’s a top player" - Kolo Toure, Liverpool teammate.
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
Bojan Krkić Pérez
  • Club:
    Stoke
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  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.73m
  • Birth Date:
    August 28, 1990
  • Birth Place:
    Liñola, Spain
  • Clubs:
    FC Barcelona, Roma, AC Milan (Loan), Ajax (Loan), Stoke City
  • International:
    Spain (1 cap, 0 goals)
what he says
"We have to be honest. The Champions League has to be a target. Look at Leicester, they have a chance to win the Premier League. You have to be ambitious."
did you know
In September, 2007; Bojan broke Lionel Messi's record of becoming the youngest-ever Barcelona player to make a La Liga appearance by playing against Osasuna at the age of 17 years and 19 days.
Premier League 2015/16:
  • Games:
    18
  • Goals:
    5
  • Assists:
    1
  • Key passes:
    18
  • Shot accuracy:
    55%
  • Pass accuracy:
    85%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.37
  • Take ons:
    32
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