Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino wants to sign a contract extension with the club, according to Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg. The Brazilian’s current deal expires this summer.
Rumors about Firmino’s future at the club have been circulating since the signing of Darwin Nunez last summer from Benfica. The arrival of Cody Gakpo from PSV Eindhoven this month has caused even more uncertainty among fans as to Firmino’s role at Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp has insisted that he wants Firmino to stay at Liverpool beyond the end of his deal.
The German said in a recent press conference that the signing of Gakpo has “no impact” on how much he values Firmino’s contribution to the team.
Plettenberg reports that Firmino’s current wish is to stay at Liverpool despite several offers from Saudi Arabian clubs, although the striker has not made a final decision on his future yet.
Liverpool are stacked in the attacking portion of the pitch, with Darwin Nunez, Mo Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all starting recent games. Firmino is currently side-lined with a short-term injury but Liverpool are without Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz for a longer period of time.
When all of Liverpool’s attacking players are fit, Jurgen Klopp will have arguably the best attack in the league at his disposal. By all accounts, he wants Roberto Firmino to remain as part of that attack.
News #Firmino: He is still leaning towards a contract extension with Liverpool, he is happy but no fast decision. Talks ongoing and positive. But: He has requests from Saudi Arabia. Some clubs are pushing. But not Al-Nassr. #LFC @SkySportDE 🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/B3h3t8QLhl
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 4, 2023