REPORT: Roberto Firmino set to leave Liverpool on free transfer

The Brazilian striker is expected to leave for free this summer.

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As per Sky Sports Deutschland, the Brazilian striker is now set to leave the club this summer on a free transfer after not agreeing to a contract extension at his current club, Liverpool.

Clubs from overseas have had the opportunity to negotiate a deal since January.

It’s been claimed that Firmino had an informed chat with Anfield gaffer Klopp Friday after training and the conclusion was final.

Firmino originally joined Liverpool from German club Hoffenheim back in 2015 and has since played 353 times for the Reds, scoring 107 goals and providing 78 assists.

Interestingly, he holds the record for the most Premier League goals scored by a Brazilian.

He was known as the metaphorical glue in the threatening trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, and after providing the club with an overwhelming haul of silverware, the two are parting ways.

Underappreciated in so many ways, Firmino will, no doubt, leave Liverpool as a legend.

Firmino was instrumental in Liverpool’s stratospheric rise to the top and in his eight-year stint, provided many goals but, more importantly, instilled a sense of belief.

But since the departure of Mane and the introduction of newbies Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz, Cody Gakpo and Diogo Jota, Firmino’s involvement in team proceedings have plateaued.

Though he can boast as the club’s second-highest scorer this campaign, he is no longer considered a regular starter and will now look to provide his reliable services elsewhere.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was determined to keep hold of the hard-working 31-year-old at Anfield for just that bit longer, but reports suggest that he will move on to pastures new.

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