Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has revealed an update on Firmino’s future with the Liverpool star also speaking out on his desire to stay at Anfield.
“Roberto Firmino confirms he has no intention to leave: ‘I love this team, city and fans. I’m here at Liverpool and I want to stay’, tells TNT Brazil.
“Juventus have never opened talks to sign Firmino, not even discussed by agents or clubs despite rumours.”
There is no doubt that supporters will be delighted that Firmino has confirmed he will remain loyal to Liverpool as he has become a favourite since joining seven years ago.
The Brazilian forward has tallied up 328 appearances, scoring 98 goals and delivering 74 assists during his time with the Reds, and has won it all under the management of Jurgen Klopp with a Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Super Cup and as of last weekend, a Community Shield under his belt.
The Liverpool manager is a huge admirer of the player’s contributions and impact in the team, claiming people will “write books” about Firmino:
“Mo gets a lot of attention and rightly so.
“But Bobby, for people with football knowledge, I’m pretty sure when he finishes playing people will write books about the way he interpreted the false-nine position.”
Klopp has already lost Taki Minamino, Divock Origi and Sadio Mane in his attacking threat this summer, with the three forwards scoring a combined 39 goals over last season, so to lose Firmino as well would’ve been catastrophic despite the record-breaking signing of Darwin Nunez.
Firmino’s inclusion in the Liverpool squad this season will be interesting to watch, as the 30-year-old gives another option and style of play for Klopp to deploy in his attacking arsenal when the side need to be more defensive.
With that being said, the supporters and Klopp will be very pleased that the Brazil international will be staying put and with just 12 months left on his contract, there could be a contract extension on the cards if he continues to thrive on Merseyside.