Liverpool are reportedly in talks with Roberto Firmino over a new deal at Anfield.
The Lowdown: Firmino’s contract situation
As things stand, the attacker’s contract with the Reds expires at the end of the season.
With the Premier League set to resume on Boxing Day, some behind-the-scenes details have emerged regarding Firmino’s future with the Reds.
The Latest: Liverpool in talks over Firmino contract
Taking to Twitter on Friday evening, journalist Bruno Andrade revealed that Liverpool are in talks with Firmino over the possibility of agreeing a new contract at Anfield.
However, Andrade added the caveat that any potential new deal for the Brazilian would increase his stay at the club for no more than a year or two.
The Verdict: Good move for Liverpool
This season has seen the 31-year-old, who has been lauded for his “magnificent” performances by journalist Karl Matchett, display why he deserves a new contract at Liverpool and why keeping him around would be a smart move by FSG.
With seven goals and three assists to his name across 13 league appearances, Firmino has the highest rate of goals per shot (0.21) at Anfield during the current campaign. He also has the joint-highest number of shots on target (20) and goal-creating actions (seven) for the Reds, further highlighting how important a player he is on Merseyside.
Firmino’s overall league performances have earned him an impressive season rating of 7.2/10 from WhoScored, making him the second-highest rated player in Klopp’s squad.
Taking all of that into account, it should be music to the ears of Kopites that the club are reportedly eager to see the Brazilian put pen to paper on a new deal and continue his journey with the Reds.