Roberto Firmino ‘is on the verge of signing a new Liverpool contract that could keep him at the club until 2025,’ with Jurgen Klopp keen to retain the Brazilian despite the recent addition of Cody Gakpo
- Roberto Firmino’s contract at Liverpool is set to expire at the end of the season
- The Brazilian forward has scored 107 goals in 348 appearances for the club
- Jurgen Klopp is keen to retain the Brazilian, who joined the club back in 2015
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is reportedly set to sign a new contract to extend his stay at Anfield.
The 31-year-old is one of the club’s longest-serving current players, having joined the club in 2015 – four months before Jurgen Klopp was appointed as manager.
His contract is set to expire at the end of the season though, giving both the club and player a big decision to make.
But, Sky Germany have reported that Firmino is on the verge of signing a new contract, according to his agent.
Despite attracting interest from clubs elsewhere in Europe, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, Firmino wants to sign a two-year contract, which could take his stay at the club up to a decade.
Roberto Firmino is on the verge of signing a new deal that could extend his stay until 2025
Jurgen Klopp wants to keep the Brazilian despite the recent addition of Cody Gakpo (left)
Firmino has been a popular figure at Anfield since his £29million arrival from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in 2015.
He has played a big part in their success and won both the Champions League and Premier League, while he was also key to the success of Klopp’s famed front three alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
While Mane decided to leave last summer for Bayern Munich, Firmino looks likely to follow Salah’s path by signing a new contract.
The past two years have seen his game-time decrease due to the additions of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez.
Liverpool also signed Cody Gakpo last month for £44m – though Jurgen Klopp has insisted he ‘definitely’ wants Firmino to stay.
Firmino who earns approximately £180,000-per-week is also believed to have piqued the interest of Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, as well as his boyhood team Sao Paolo.
In what has been a dismal season for Liverpool, Firmino has been one of the club’s bright sparks.
He has scored seven goals and provided three assists in 13 Premier League appearances – the joint highest for Liverpool in the top flight alongside Mohamed Salah.
Firmino joined from Hoffenheim in 2015 and has been of the club’s most popular players
He was famously part of a prolific trio with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at Anfield
This is despite him missing action since the World Cup break with a calf injury.
The Brazilian hasn’t featured since Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Southampton on November 12.
Before Liverpool’s FA Cup exit to Brighton, Klopp said that Firmino was a ‘couple of weeks’ away from returning to training.