Liverpool attacker Roberto Firmino could be heading for a move away from the Merseyside club at the end of the current season according to former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell.
The Lowdown: Another big Anfield exit?
The Reds saw one of their key attacking players wave goodbye to Anfield during the previous summer transfer window as Sadio Mane joined Bayern Munich in a deal worth a reported fee of £35m.
Now though, it appears that it could be Firmino’s turn to bring his time with Jurgen Klopp’s side to an end.
The Latest: Calling it a day
Speaking to Football Insider, Campbell had this to say about Firmino’s current situation at Liverpool and what the future could hold for him.
He said: “I cannot see him staying. That is if I am being totally honest.
“If the club were serious about keeping him they would have already got him negotiated an extra couple of years. When you let a player of his profile get into the final 12 months of his contract, the writing is on the wall in my opinion.
“If he scores 12 goals I’m sure Liverpool will be moving heaven and earth to keep him.
“But right now, I think he will leave next summer. It will be a changing of the guard.”
The Verdict: Worth a new deal
With his contract at Anfield set to expire in June and having been linked with a move away from the club during the previous summer transfer window, it’s easy to see why Campbell thinks the Brazilian could be on his way out of Liverpool at the end of the season.
However, with the £180k-per-week 31-year-old appearing in all but one of Liverpool’s games this season across all competitions, this highlights just how much of an important figure he still is to Klopp.
Should Liverpool offer Roberto Firmino a new contract?
Also, with Firmino having had more shots on target (15) and more goal-creating actions (6) than any other Liverpool player in the league this season, as well as the second-highest number of successful tackles (11), this further showcases just how useful he is for the team.
Moving forward, we think that it would definitely be worth seeing the club offer the Brazilian a new deal and doing all they can to keep him at Anfield.