Liverpool and Brazil footballer Roberto Firmino has had his Merseyside home burgled, with jewellery, watches and clothing stolen, according to reports.
The player and his family were out when thieves struck at their home in Mossley Hill at about 22:00 GMT on December 22.
The burglars made an “untidy search” before making off on foot, police said.
Detective Inspector Steve Christian said the “targeted’’ theft had “clearly been very upsetting’’ for the 25-year-old forward.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the footballer and his wife, along with their two children, moved to a hotel after the break-in.
The men were described as wearing hoods, with one said to have been wearing a navy blue Puffa coat.
The burglary is the latest in a number of break-ins at the homes of Premier League footballers in the North West in the past two years.
The homes of Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Everton players Romelu Lukaku and Tom Cleverly have also been targeted.
Merseyside Police said there was no evidence that the break-in in Mossley Hill was linked to those burglaries.
Firmino, who signed for the Reds in 2015, was charged with drink-driving four days after the break-in.