Soccer Football - Brazil Training - Anfield, Liverpool, Britain - June 2, 2018 Brazil's Roberto Firmino during training Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough
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The most loved Brazilian at Anfield, especially after Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona, is Roberto Firmino. And it may seem likely that a striker who netted 27 goals for Liverpool last season would be strongly favored to be Brazil's No. 9 at the World Cup. But that doesn't intimidate 21-year-old sensation Gabriel Jesus, who has held that shirt for two years now.Before Sunday's friendly against Croatia, Jesus admitted he is facing competition from Firmino for a starting place in the team.Jesus said he didn't expect to still be wearing Brazil's No. 9, which once belonged to Ronaldo.Jesus scored seven goals and had five assists for Brazil in South American World Cup qualifiers.The 26-year-old Firmino, meanwhile, started only four games for his national team and scored only once in qualifiers.
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