Jurgen Klopp backtracks on his Roberto Firmino standing with a new contract looking increasingly feasible

Jurgen Klopp backtracks on his Roberto Firmino standing with a new contract looking increasingly feasible

The future of Roberto Firmino at Liverpool appeared to be in doubt last summer, but seven league goals later, he is set to be offered a contract extension.

After changing their minds over Roberto Firmino, Liverpool is now likely to extend an offer to the Brazilian forward in light of his outstanding start to the current campaign.

The manager of the Reds, Jurgen Klopp, was only considering selling the player who has been with the team the longest in the summer, but football is a fast-paced sport.

Four months ago, Firmino appeared to be the player who would have to make way in the Reds’ lineup as Liverpool was interested in signing Rennes forward Martin Terrier.

Under Klopp, the attacking line-up underwent a significant transformation over the course of the summer as club legend Sadio Mane left for Bayern Munich.

Divock Origi moved on to AC Milan, and marquee acquisition Darwin Nunez arrived from Benfica for a staggering £85.5 million plus add-ons.

Numerous fans and analysts were concerned that Firmino would be sitting in the stands for scant playing time as a result of Nunez’s arrival and the presence of Luis Diaz.

Everyone agreed that Firmino was clearly lower on the food chain than players like Salah, Diaz, Nunez, and Diogo Jota.

However, injuries to players like Diaz and Jota have led to Firmino playing a much bigger star role this season than even he could have anticipated.

The aging Brazilian has already played 13 Premier League games this season, compared to his total of 20 last time.

He has also accrued seven goals and three assists over that time, ranking him among the division’s most potent finishers.

Because of this, Klopp is rumored to have changed his mind on keeping Firmino past the summer of 2023, when his current contract ends, and to be preparing to offer him a new contract, according to Sky Sports.

The news will be a tremendous relief for the former Hoffenheim star, who had to deal with the disappointment of being left out of Brazil’s World Cup squad by national team coach Tite.

Given his recent success in front of goal, Firmino’s exclusion was quite unexpected.

The Selecao is replacing him with a bevy of attacking players from the Premier League, including the Arsenal combo of Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli, Antony of Manchester United, and Richarlison of Tottenham.

It’s important to note that Firmino has scored more goals than the aforementioned quartet combined.

Brazil has favored a more youthful approach, but it is yet unclear whether this will be to their advantage.

Because of this, Firmino likely played in his final World Cup for his nation, but if he accepts this proposed contract, the rest of his career could still produce some incredible moments in front of the Liverpool faithful.

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