Liverpool‘s number nine is set to leave on a free transfer in 2023.
Roberto Firmino’s contract situation has received far less attention than Mohamed Salah’s and even Sadio Mane‘s. The Brazilian, like the other two members of Jurgen Klopp’s first serious Liverpool attacking trio, will, however, be in the final year of his contract next season.
While FSG CEO Tom Werner recently stated that he would prefer his two long-term attack partners to stay at Anfield beyond next summer, there has been little news about the club’s stance on Firmino’s situation.
However, the player has made it clear that he intends to run it back.
“I’m very content here.”
“I thank God for the opportunity to be here, playing at a great club with great players, winning titles, and my wish is to stay.”
“I want to be here, I’m happy here, and all I can say is that I want to stay.”
Nagging injuries, patchy form, and relentless squad evolution have seen the Reds’ dynamic forward fall down the pecking order in attack, as Diogo Jota and Mane get more and more minutes in Firmino’s false nine roles.
Firmino has more than earned honorable treatment from the club as a club servant who has been so central to Liverpool’s success under Klopp, whether it’s a chance to earn his way back into regular playing time or the opportunity to take on a new challenge elsewhere.
The hope is that the situation does not extend into the next season.