FSG chairman reacts to big transfer news coming out of Liverpool
Liverpool chairman, Tom Werner has given his verdict on the striker, Roberto Firmino who is set to leave Anfield this summer.
The Brazil international will depart the Reds this summer after spending eight years at the club. He was signed by Hoffenheim for £29 million in the summer of 2015. Clearly, Firmino has etched himself into Liverpool’s history books of great players.
In total, he’s scored 109 goals in 360 appearances and helped the Reds win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.
Roberto Firmino: farewell to a Liverpool legend
Firmino will be given a grand farewell at Anfield in Saturday’s game against Aston Villa. James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also depart and will be given send-offs.
Moreover, Liverpool and FSG chief Werner has paid tribute to Roberto Firmino ahead of his exit. Speaking to The Athletic, Werner said that Firmino is a ‘world-class football talent.’
“In reflecting on Bobby and his impact at Liverpool, there are obviously countless goals, assists, and the off-the-ball work that showcased his world class football talents.
But when I think of Bobby and his eight years with the club, I will most remember his smile – an infectious grin as wide as the Mersey and as bright as a sun-soaked day at Anfield.
His play on the pitch was so imaginative. He delivered more than 100 goals, and his leadership was unquestionably selfless. But he delighted us most with a smile that will forever be in a class of its own.”
Firmino was a part of the famous attacking trio with Salah and Mane. Together the trio have 374 goals and 167 assists between them.
With Mane leaving for Bayern the last summer and Firmino leaving now, Salah would be the only player left in the famous trio.