Liverpool superstar Roberto Firmino has confirmed that he wants to stay put with the Reds, following speculation regarding his future at the club.
The Lowdown: Firmino’s future up in the air
The futures of the Reds’ legendary front-three of Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are all major talking points at the moment, with the trio out of contract next year.
It remains to be seen whether or not they will all still be Liverpool players next season but the hope is certainly that that will be the case – Salah has claimed he will stay while Mane is strongly linked with Bayern Munich.
Firmino’s stock has arguably fallen the most in recent times, following injury problems and the arrival of Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, but he remains a vital squad player.
The Latest: Brazilian makes decision
“I’m very happy here. I’m grateful to God that I’m here playing for a great club with great players, winning titles. And my will is to stay.
“My wish is to stay here. I want to be here. I’m happy here. So that’s all I can say, I want to stay.”
The Verdict: Big boost for Liverpool
This is great news for Liverpool, at a time when Salah and Mane haven’t yet committed their long-term futures to the club, with Firmino hailed as ‘world-class’ by Jurgen Klopp in the past.
As mentioned, the 30-year-old’s peak years are now behind him but he has still scored 11 goals and registered five assists across all competitions this season.
He has enough left in the tank to be a key squad player for several more years – the hope now is that Salah and Mane follow suit and keep the old gang together.
In other news, three Liverpool players have been touted for summer exits. Find out who they are here.
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