Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has warned Newcastle frontman Joelinton "not to have fun" at Anfield when the two sides face off on Saturday.

Joelinton joined the Magpies from Hoffenheim this summer, following the same path to the Premier League as Firmino who arrived at Anfield in 2015 from the Bundesliga side .

Brazil international Firmino is one of the best forwards in world football and an incredibly important cog in Jurgen Klopp's set up while compatriot Joelinton is just finding his feet at St James' Park.

Joelinton has scored one goal this season as Steve Bruce's side shocked Tottenham 1-0 in North London last month but Firmino has told him not to do something similar at Anfield on Saturday.

“We have already talked about this (game), because we are linked to the same representatives and know each other in this way," Firmino told Globo Esporte, via  Sport Witness  .

"I hope he also succeeds in England and continues to evolve in his career.

“It’s always good to be able to face Brazilian players here in Europe. It’s nice to see so many being successful. Joelinton is one of them. Like me, he left Brazil early and went to Hoffenheim. And now he’s here playing the Premier League.

"For his style of play, he has everything to make it work. But don’t come and have fun on Saturday.”

Joelinton of Newcastle United reacts after the Premier League match against Watford

Joelinton also discussed the pair's friendship with the same publication.

“When I came to England, Firmino sent me a message wishing me good luck,” he said.

“He said if I needed anything, I just had to talk to him.

"When I score or play well, he congratulates me. Sometimes I comment on a picture of him on Instagram.

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