Roberto Firmino's Teeth Are "Maximo" White, According To His Dentist
Robbie Hughes is a dentist who has transformed members of Liverpool's squad for their forthcoming Champions League and Premier League championship portraits.
The man in charge of Firmino's pearls told the BBC that the forward simply needed a fresh smile and that he had to go above and above for him.
We have colors 4, 3, 2, 1 – with one being the whitest – to choose from when it comes to color. When Roberto saw the map, he asked for “maximo” – more than one! For him, we created that color. Coutinho was there around the same time, so it must have been a dinner table discussion.
They were introduced by Lucas, and they both agreed to do something. Bobby's teeth aren't easy to overlook, and they obviously drew his manager's attention. Hughes explained, When Jurgen came to see us, he basically said he liked Roberto's teeth." “He didn't want his teeth to be as white as they were, but he liked them.
As the Senegalese star was up next, Mane must have been envious of all the gleaming grins at Melwood. Robbie jokes, Sadio was seeing more and more smiles on the training pitch and wanted a piece of the action.
Hughes' first job was to restore Martin Skrtel's smile after he needed dental work due to an incident at the training ground.
Since then, Robbie has collaborated with Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno, Firmino, Jurgen Klopp, Phil Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, and Sadio Mane, all of whom are Liverpool fans.
Working alongside some of the club's biggest names must have been surreal – I'm sure Robbie takes great pride in his work and hopes to see the lads win some silverware soon.
When Brazilian striker Roberto Firmino went to see the man who made his smile, he created a new color for Roberto Firmino teeth in addition to scoring and creating chances for Liverpool.
If the Champions League were decided solely on the whiteness of players' teeth, the forward, affectionately known as Bobby by his legion of Anfield fans, would win it by a landslide.
His sparkling smile can be seen in several photos from Liverpool's training sessions, let alone the streak that has led them to their Champions League victory over Tottenham.
Firmino returned to the starting lineup for the match against Spurs in Madrid after missing the semi-final victory over Barcelona due to a muscle injury.
Robbie Hughes is the man behind Liverpool's players' smiles, making them look the part during a season in which they came close to beating Manchester City to the Premier League title.
He first encountered Firmino when he was paid a visit by the hitman, who was accompanied by former teammate and current Barcelona midfielder Phillippe Coutinho.
Hughes told the BBC that "Roberto just needed a fresh smile."
However, it wasn't quite as easy a work as Hughes is used to.
“When it comes to color, we have shades of 4, 3, 2, 1 – with one being the whitest,” he explained.
"When Roberto saw the map, he asked for 'maximo,' which means "more than one."
For him, we created that color."
Hughes, a Liverpool supporter, was initially asked to assist Martin Skrtel after the combative former Reds defender required medical attention following an incident on the training ground.
Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno, Firmino, Coutinho, Jordan Henderson, and Sadio Mane were all impressed by his work.
According to Hughes, the team's upbeat demeanor in front of the camera is partially an effort to flaunt their gleaming smiles.
Sadio was seeing more and more smiles on the training pitch and wanted a piece of the action, he said of Senegal striker Mane's approach.
Hughes has been contacted by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. In press conferences, the German manager is notorious for cracking a joke, but he didn't go quite as white as Firmino.
When Jurgen came to see us, he basically said he liked Roberto's teeth, Hughes said.
He didn't want his teeth to be as white as they were, but he liked them.”