"It didn't go the way I imagined" - Liverpool star breaks silence after being left out of Brazil's World Cup squad
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Roberto Firmino has been left out of Brazil's squad for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup.
Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, commonly known as Tite, is Brazil's manager and selected his squad for the World Cup on Monday evening.
Firmino made his international debut in November 2014 and since gone on to represent his nation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and all of Brazil's last three Copa Americas.
In a rather disappointing start to the Premier League season for Liverpool, Firmino has been the standout player this season and has shown form from his previous seasons.
Firmino took to Instagram to react to the frustrating news: "Passing by to say thank you for all the lovely messages.
"The World Cup is a dream for every player and with me it wouldn't be any different.
"Yesterday things didn't go the way I imagined or dreamed for my life but I can look back and have a grateful heart to God that he has already allowed me to live that dream as well as so many others.
"You, Lord, will keep in perfect peace him whose purpose is firm, because he trusts in you," he added.
Premier League players to be included in Brazil's squad
Elsewhere around England's top-flight division, Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli have been included.
Man United's Antony and Fred will also be travelling to Qatar along with Tottenham's Richarlison.
Other notable Brazilians around the Premier League to miss out are Arsenal's Gabriel Magalhaes and Aston Villa's Philippe Coutinho.
Firmino joins teammates Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson on the winter break bus as Egypt and Scotland did not qualify for the tournament.
Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota will also be absent from the tournament as they recover from injuries.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to take those not headed to the tournament to Dubai for a mini pre-season before returning to action after Christmas.
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