Senior Liverpool star edging closer to contract extension as decision on future takes giant leap forward
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has reportedly held ‘positive talks’ with the club regarding a contract extension, which will come as good news to the Anfield faithful.
The Brazilian’s current deal with the Reds is set to expire at the end of the season, so it is important for them to get a deal over the line to stop him leaving on a free transfer.
There had been speculation that the 31-year-old was not in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for next season, but if the latest reports are to be believed, that is not the case.
This was confirmed by his agent on Wednesday, who said that there will be ‘more clarity’ on Firmino’s future later this month. Indeed, Roger Wittman insisted talks are progressing and were “on the right track”.
The attacker has not featured for Liverpool since the World Cup break after picking up a calf injury.
In any case, his starting role is no longer assured as it once was given the twin arrivals of Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo. Nonetheless, Firmino wishes to stay and Klopp too is keen to retain his trusted lieutenant.
According to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg, there will be a ‘decision soon’ regarding the Brazilian’s future, with all the noises pointing towards an extension.
Firmino can still offer something for Liverpool if he pens extension
It’s no secret that Firmino is very happy to be at Liverpool and reportedly wants to extend his stay on Merseyside until 2025. This is understandable, given he has enjoyed a very successful eight year stint with the Reds since joining in 2015.
Overall, Firmino has racked up 348 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 107 goals and making 78 assists, giving him an impressive average of 0.53 goal contributions per game.
He has won pretty much all there is to win with the Reds, helping them to lift a Premier League title, a Champions League, an FA Cup, a League Cup, a FIFA Club World Cup, a UEFA Super Cup and an FA Community Shield.
Firmino has also become a favourite among the Anfield faithful, due to the fact he is willing to run himself into the ground for his teammates and of course, he has scored plenty of goals.
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