Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has hailed Liverpool's latest acquisition of Roberto Firmino and has backed him to form a deadly partnership with Philippe Coutinho in the midfield.

The Merseyside club agreed a deal with Hoffenheim on 24 June and his move to Anfield is subjected to his medical. He has been in fine form for the German club during the 2014/15 season.

The Brazil legend says the addition of the 23-year-old shows the Reds' interest in adding quality players to their squad. Ronaldinho believes Firmino and Coutinho can help Brendan Rodgers' side get back to the Champions League.

"For Liverpool to have Coutinho and Firmino is a big achievement for them," Ronaldinho said, as quoted by Liverpool's official website.

"It is going to give them one of the most exciting midfields in Europe. The creativity, intelligence, and goals they have between them can change Liverpool as a team.

"It is a big sign of intent. To have a midfield with those two gives them a big chance to qualify for the Champions League next season," he added.

Liverpool have also signed Danny Ings from Burnley this summer, while Divock Origi will return to Anfield after completing a season-long loan at Lille. The Belgium international will join Daniel Sturridge and the trio are likely to be the first choice strikers for the Reds next season.

Ronaldinho believes the partnership of Firmino with his compatriot Coutinho will create more chances, which can help Liverpool striker's score regularly next season. This should help the Reds solve their goal-scoring drought they had during the 2014/15 season.

"It is a dream for the Liverpool strikers to have that sort of service. If you can't score goals in a team with Coutinho and Firmino in midfield then you won't score goals in any team. They will create so many chances," World Cup winner with Brazil concluded.

After sealing the deal in signing Firmino, Liverpool will now turn their attention in securing the services of Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne. The Times reports the Saints have already accepted an improved offer from the Reds for the England international.