Roberto Firmino has been an integral part of Liverpool’s squad since arriving from 1899 Hoffenheim in the summer transfer window of 2015. The Brazil international has redefined the ‘false nine’ role under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.
The 31-year-old attacker has played 348 games (in all competitions) for the Reds so far, registering 107 goals and 78 assists. He is Liverpool’s joint top-scorer this season, with seven goals in 13 appearances.
Roberto Firmino helped the Merseyside outfit claim one Premier League title, one UEFA Super Cup and one UEFA Champions League trophy, among other honours. The Brazilian also won the PFA Premier League Player of the Season in January 2016.
Roberto Firmino on his Liverpool contract
While speaking to the media recently, Roberto Firmino revealed that he wants to extend his contract with Liverpool. The Brazilian’s contract at Anfield is set to expire at the end of the current campaign. Liverpool recently offered him a new short-term deal.
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Firmino said(via Sportskeeda): “It’s fantastic playing high-level football here with great players. I’m happy here and I intend to stay here and help Liverpool.”
Liverpool have signed Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo to bolster their forward line in the last two transfer windows. Their arrival has significantly reduced Firmino’s game time at Anfield. However, the Brazilian could still play a key role for the Reds in the coming seasons given his versatility and experience.
Liverpool want Jude Bellingham to be next Steven Gerrard
According to Florian Plettenberg, Liverpool hierarchy sees Jude Bellingham as the next Steven Gerrard. The Reds are currently locked in an intense battle to bring the England international to Anfield next summer.
Liverpool are yet to make an official offer to sign him. However, the Reds are confident about securing his services at the end of the current season.
On his Twitter account, Plettenberg wrote: “Liverpool bosses are still optimistic to sign him in summer. Talks took place but important to say: He hasn’t yet spoken personally to Klopp so far. And there is no official offer. LFC offers him the possibility to become the new Steven Gerrard.”
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When will Liverpool play next?
Liverpool are currently eighth in the Premier League table, with 29 points from 19 games. They will next lock horns against Brighton and Hove Albion in the FA Cup fourth-round tie on January 29. Roberto Firmino is currently injured and is unlikely to feature during the game.