Liverpool didn’t waste any time on getting their business done when this summer’s transfer window opened, with three new players promptly joining the squad at Anfield, although a new update from a reliable source has emerged on a potential outgoing.
According to The Athletic‘s Liverpool reporter James Pearce, the club have no interest in selling Roberto Firmino this summer.
As per Pearce’s report, it is claimed that senior Anfield sources have rubbished speculation that Juventus have made a bid of £20m for the forward.
Despite entering the final 12 months of his contract, Liverpool are reportedly not interested in selling the 30-year-old this summer, and he remains in Jurgen Klopp’s plans for the season ahead.
There is no doubt that supporters will be delighted that Firmino is set to stay at the club this summer, as he has become a popular figure over the last seven years and has been a linchpin in Liverpool’s success.
The Brazilian forward has made 327 appearances, scoring 98 goals and delivering 74 assists since joining the Reds in 2015, with his contributions playing a key role in the club’s achievements since Klopp’s arrival.
Firmino has won a Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup so far with the Reds, and he will surely be hoping that he can add a few more trophies to the CV before his time ends at Anfield.
It is not clear as to whether FSG intend to offer the 30-year-old a new contract to extend his stay on Merseyside beyond June 2023, but there was speculation earlier this summer that there was an intention to arrive at an agreement.
The Liverpool manager is a huge admirer of Firmino and has made his feelings loud and clear about the player on numerous occasions, saying of the player in 2020: “Bobby is just exceptional, a very football smart person, I do not know a player like him, that is true.”
With that in mind, there will be a sigh of relief amongst Liverpool supporters upon Perace’s dismissal of a move for Firmino this summer, and Klopp will surely be hoping that the Brazilian can continue to impose a positive impact on the team in their pursuit for trophies this season.
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