Jurgen Klopp Liverpool manager has lifted the lid on Roberto Firmino’s future at the club. The Brazil international has been a key player for the Reds since joining from 1899 Hoffenheim in the summer transfer window of 2015.
Roberto Firmino has played 348 games in all competitions for the Merseysiders so far, registering 107 goals and 78 assists. He has helped Liverpool win one Premier League title and one UEFA Champions League trophy, among other honours.
However, his contract at Anfield will expire at the end of the current season. Talks over a new deal have made no significant progress in recent months. He could leave the club for free next summer.
Jurgen Klopp wants Roberto Firmino to stay
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he wants Roberto Firmino to stay at the club. Speaking to the media recently, he said: “I said that before: yes, I want to keep him at the club.”
According to a report by Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg, the Brazil international is keen on extending his stay at Anfield. He wants a two-year extension until 2020.
However, several Saudi Arabian clubs have also shown interest in signing him on a free transfer at the end of the current season. It remains to be seen what the future holds for him.
Naby Keita set to leave Liverpool
According to Sky Germany (h/t Sportskeeda), Naby Keita will leave Anfield when his contract expires next summer. Big things were expected from Keita when he joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig in the summer window of 2018.
However, he has struggled with injuries since arriving at the club. The Guinea international has played 124 games in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit thus far, registering 11 goals and seven assists.
While speaking to the media recently, Jurgen Klopp answered questions about Naby Keita’s future at Anfield. He said: “Do we sell Naby now and not replace him? No, that is not possible. Of course not. But it is not the plan. We are done, so we don’t think that a player can go, and we don’t replace him.”
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When will Liverpool play next?
Liverpool will next lock horns against Chelsea in a Premier League game at Anfield on January 21. They will then make a trip to East Sussex to play Brighton and Hove Albion in an FA Cup fourth-round tie on January 29.