Roberto Firmino to leave Liverpool

Brazil forward Roberto Firmino will leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Firmino- Liverpool

The 31-year-old joined the Reds from Hoffenheim in June 2015 in a Ksh 3.7 billion (£24m) deal.

With Firmino present Liverpool has lifted the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, EFL Cup and Club World Cup during his time at Anfield.

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The Brazilian forward is struggling with game time this season and has made 353 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side Liverpool, with 177 goal involvement scoring 107 goals and providing 70 assists.

The Brazilian’s game time has been inconsistent due to the arrivals of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo and muscle injuries.

Firmino’s exit will be after Sadio Mane left Liverpool to join Bayern Munich last year. However, Reds fans will forever remember this iconic attacking trio – flanked by Mohamed Salah and Sadio together they helped Liverpool lift their first English league title in 30 years when they won the Premier League in the 2019-20 season.

Firmino missed out on Brazil’s squad for the World Cup last year and has made 26 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring nine goals and providing four assists.

Super Sunday

Manchester United expect to have Luke Shaw and Jadon Sancho available after both missed the FA Cup victory over West Ham in midweek.

Shaw had a minor injury while Sancho was unwell. Anthony Martial is not yet ready to return from his latest injury. 

Centre-back Joe Gomez (knock), midfielder Thiago Alcantara (hip) and forward Luis Diaz (knee) are still out for Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp is likely to freshen up his midfield having played teenagers Stefan Bajcetic and Harvey Elliott on either side of Fabinho in the midweek win over Wolves.


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