Contract talks ‘progressing well’ for Liverpool star Roberto Firmino
According to popular journalist Florian Plettenberg, as quoted by Liverpool Echo, contract talks are progressing well for Liverpool superstar Roberto Firmino with the Reds keen on extending the Brazilian’s contract.
The 31-year-old has had a rather decent season with the Reds this time around. He has been one of the top performers in a rather underwhelming Liverpool team and seems to be back to his best.
Firmino’s level had kind of dipped in the past couple of seasons which prompted question marks over his long-term future at the club. However, now it seems like the club are ready to extend his deal.
The 31-year-old has played 21 times for the Reds this season scoring nine goals and providing four assists across all competitions. He will be hoping to continue this good form when the season resumes.
Firmino has a contract with Liverpool until 2023 (Transfermarkt). It might not have been the case six months ago but the Reds are now very keen on tying him down to a new deal and talks are said to be progressing well.
Firmino is a Liverpool legend in his own right. He has had so many memorable moments in a Reds shirt and still continues to do so. He will forever be remembered as one of the best strikers that the Reds have had.
When the season resumes, after the World Cup, Firmino will be a man on a mission to prove Tite that he was wrong in not selecting him for the showpiece event in Qatar. This only augurs well for Liverpool.
If Firmino can channelise all that disappointment towards performing better on the pitch, Liverpool could have a beast in front of goal and this could just be what they need to save their season.
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Firmino is a one-of-a-kind striker who might not come around again. Let’s enjoy him as long as he stays here, given he keeps his level. He hasn’t had a problem doing that this campaign and there is hardly any reason why we shouldn’t at least offer him a short-term extension.