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Liverpool: Roberto Firmino linked with Anfield exit

Liverpool have had a stupendous start to their 2021/22 Premier League campaign in front of goal with a total of 22 goals scored in their opening eight league games of the season.

Their latest league outing saw Jurgen Klopp’s side put five goals past Watford in their thrashing of the Hornets at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

However, it seems as though the Merseyside club could potentially lose one of their current attacking stars in the near future.

What’s the news?

It has recently been reported that AC Milan and Bayern Munich are both interested in signing Reds star Roberto Firmino, who scored three out of Liverpool’s five goals against Watford at the weekend, to help strengthen their squads.

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The Brazilian’s contract expires in 2023 so next summer will be the last time the Reds can cash in on him unless he signs a new deal.

A major blow?

Liverpool signed Firmino back in the 2015 summer transfer window from German club Hoffenheim for a reported fee of £29m.

Since then, the 30-year-old, who is currently valued at £36m according to Transfermarkt, has made a total of 299 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to score 93 goals and provide 70 assists along the way.

So far this season, Firmino has appeared in six out of Liverpool’s eight Premier League games, starting just two of them.

In terms of a potential move away from Liverpool to either Milan or Bayern, we feel that this would be a big blow for Klopp’s side even though Firmino hasn’t been starting regularly for the team this season. He he has still shown he can still be a useful attacking option for the Reds alongside the likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah who also scored against the Hornets at the weekend.

Should Liverpool sell Roberto Firmino?

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Yes

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In addition to this, given how long Firmino has been at the club and what he has delivered for them in terms of goals and assists over the years, we feel that the Liverpool fans would not be happy to see him leave the club. After all, he was such a vital cog when they won both the Premier League and Champions League.

With Firmino’s current contract at Anfield expiring in just under two years, we feel that the club should try their hardest to keep hold of the attacker and possibly even consider offering him a new deal if they don’t end up signing a replacement for him before then.

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