According to reports, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is about to agree to a new deal with the Merseyside giants. The 31-year-old is willing to begin pre-contract negotiations with international teams because he only has six months left on his current Anfield contract.
Firmino will be free to leave the club for nothing in the summer if his contract position does not alter between now and the end of the current campaign.
Firmino remains an essential component of Jurgen Klopp’s system despite his fitness issues over the past two seasons, and the Liverpool manager has made it clear that he wants to keep the striker.
Agent of Firmino comments on the new deal with Liverpool
The former Hoffenheim player was in favourable contract negotiations with Liverpool earlier on Wednesday, according to Firmino’s agent Roger Wittman, albeit nothing had been officially inked.
“”It’s a very long relationship between Roberto and Liverpool,”
Wittman told Sky Deutschland.
“Roberto feels good. At the moment, we’re in a great exchange and in February we’ll probably know where the journey is going.”
“But Roberto also has to have a say in order to reach an agreement with Liverpool. We’re on the right track (and) we’re having really good talks with Liverpool. They’re a superbly positioned club.”
According to German journalist Florian Plettenberg, Firmino is now on the verge of signing a new contract with Liverpool and is likely to reach an agreement for a two-year extension through the summer of 2025.
With his new contract proposal, Firmino would continue at Anfield until just before his 34th birthday, extending his stint in Merseyside to nearly ten years since his debut in 2015.
In 348 games while wearing a Liverpool jersey over the course of seven and a half years, the South American has scored 107 goals and racked up 78 assists, including nine from 21 games this season.
At Anfield, Firmino has won numerous honours, including the Community Shield, Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup.
Due to a problematic calf injury, Firmino has been out of action for Liverpool since before the World Cup. He has missed the Reds’ last nine games in all competitions.
The striker’s condition was not initially anticipated to keep him out for an extended period of time, but because he has stayed in the treatment room for the past few weeks, Klopp is unable to estimate how long it will take him to recuperate.
In the treatment room with Firmino are Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Arthur, Ibrahima Konate, and Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool gets ready for their return to Premier League play on Saturday against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
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