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Flamengo star Gabriel Barbosa: Everyone wants to play for Liverpool

Flamengo star Gabriel Barbosa admits he hopes to play with Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino in the future.

The Brazilians could face-off in the final of the Club World Cup this month.

On-loan Inter Milan striker Gabigol told The Sun: “Firmino is great, I really admire him. He's been successful for many years in Europe.

“He is a powerful forward and he has been great for Brazil. He is an inspiration that I look up to.

“It would be a pleasure to play with him. Maybe we could team up for Brazil in the future and Liverpool is a team that everyone wants to play for.

“But it's hard to talk about this at the moment. My focus is totally on the Club World Cup.

“I like the Premier League very much. It combines technique, strength and speed. I always follow the games from Brazil.

“It really is a place I would like to play. It's one of the best leagues in the world.

“Every player dreams of being a champion and winning the Premier League must be indescribable.

“But I still have a contract with Inter Milan and Flamengo until the end of 2019.

“We have a very important tournament ahead and my whole focus is on it. I will think about the future after this competition."

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