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Transfer News: Liverpool plan Roberto Firmino contract talks in the coming weeks amidst interest from Juventus

According to the Mirror, Liverpool are ‘likely’ to cash in on Roberto Firmino if he indicates that he wants to leave the club in search of a new challenge.

Juventus have an interest in the 30-year-old Brazilian superstar and believe they can get him for less than £20million this summer. Firmino currently has one year left on his contract.

With the FIFA World Cup right around the corner, Firmino would be battling the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Matheus Cunha, and Richarlison for a place in Tite’s squad. Jesus is now at Arsenal.

Roberto Firmino featured in the FA Cup final win against Chelsea.
Roberto Firmino featured in the FA Cup final win against Chelsea.

Richarlison has sealed a move to Tottenham Hotspur, while Cunha is enjoying decent playing time at Atletico Madrid. Juve are also three men short up front.

What should LFC do?

Paulo Dybala and Federico Bernardeschi have left as free agents while Alvaro Morata’s loan spell has come to an end this summer. Firmino can play as a centre-forward and a number 10- just like he did at TSG Hoffenheim.

If the Reds are planning contract talks with Firmino and his agent, then it means they plan on extending it. It makes sense as well because the Brazilian star can be an important player for us.

Roberto Firmino to get a new Liverpool contract?
Roberto Firmino to get a new Liverpool contract?

There aren’t many better than Firmino at playing the false nine role in order to bring other attackers into the game. The way he drops deep and creates space for others is the reason Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane flourished so much at LFC.

But then again, it makes sense to offload him this summer if he doesn’t want to put pen to paper on a new deal. That would be better, at least from a financial standpoint, than losing him on a free in 2023.

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