Liverpool to take the initiative for offering a new contract to this Reds star forward?
During the World Cup, Liverpool are getting ready to start contract negotiations with Roberto Firmino over a new contract.
The Firmino contract shenanigans
The Brazilian’s Anfield contract expires at the conclusion of the current campaign, and many believed the Merseyside club would extend it.
The attacker has been one of Liverpool’s greatest performers this season and appears to have been reborn in a red shirt.
Firmino has played 18 times for the Reds this season, contributing to four goals while scoring eight himself. It appears that his efforts will soon get him a new deal at Anfield.
The Brazilian showed character on and off the pitch
Liverpool are eager to extend Firmino’s contract and anticipates starting discussions over the next midseason break.
The Brazilian international is still a strong favorite of Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, who thinks he will still have a significant role to play in the upcoming seasons.
However, owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are unlikely to approve an extension of his present contract, which is worth about £180,000 per week. Therefore, Firmino would probably have to accept a wage reduction to continue at Anfield as per the report.
The 31-year-old Brazilian is a favorite of the Liverpool supporters, who will be glad to hear that he could be around for a little bit longer.
Roberto Firmino was signed by Liverpool in 2015 for less than £30 million from Hoffenheim, and it has turned out to be a complete steal. Brendan Rodgers was the manager at the time. Leading the deadly front three that Jürgen Klopp has put together, Firmino was essential to Liverpool’s rise to the top of the Premier League and their first league title in 30 years in 2020.
Firmino occasionally disappears into the background of his record-breaking squad with Sadio Mané and Mo Salah, but Klopp is certain of the Brazilian’s significance.