With Roberto Firmino’s contract expiring this summer, there were speculations that he will leave Liverpool. However, new reports suggest that the Brazillian will get a new contract and extend his stay with the Merseyside club.
Roberto Firmino joined the Reds back in the summer of 2015. Since then Firmino has been a key player in Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp winning 7 trophies including 1 Premier League and 1 Champions League. This also includes last year’s FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
The 31-year-old has a total of 348 appearances for the club in which he has scored 107 goals and 78 assists. This season the forward has scored 9 goals and 4 assists in 21 appearances. Although, the player is out of action since the World Cup due to injury.
Roberto Firmino’s contract with Liverpool to be extended till 2025?
Liverpool are struggling this season as they are currently in 9th place in the Premier League. The club wants to work together with Klopp to rebuild the club’s fortunes to get back their glory days.
Klopp doesn’t want to let go of Firmino who has been a key part of Liverpool’s success under him and the player is still part of his future plans.
According to Sky Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg, Roberto Firmino will be offered a new contract till 2025. There were rumors that Saudi Arabia clubs were interested in him, but the player wants to stay in Europe.
Along with Firmino, some other players’ contract is also about to get expired in the summer which includes Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and James Milner. Although, unlike Firmino, Liverpool are yet to offer them new contracts.
What’s next for Liverpool
Along with Firmino, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz are also suffering from injuries for a long time now.
Despite struggling with injuries and coming back from defeats against Brighton, the Reds managed to get a victory over the Wolves 1-0 thanks to a spectacular from Harvey Elliot.
Liverpool’s whole focus will now be on Saturday’s home game against Chelsea. Both teams are on 28 points and in 9th and 10th position respectively. It will be interesting to see who gets an upper hand this Saturday, the Reds or the Blues.