Firmino set to leave Liverpool this summer

Roberto Firmino is not expected to renew his contract at Liverpool, meaning he’ll leave Anfield when his current deal expires this summer – according to sources in Germany. The Brazilian centre-forward, widely regarded as one of the best false nines in history, has been plying his trade on Merseyside since 2015.

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Having joined the Reds in a £29m deal from TSG Hoffenheim, the 31-year-old has helped Liverpool to return to their former glory days – with some of the most notable wins including a Champions League trophy and the club’s first Premier League title. In 353 appearances, Firmino managed a very respectable 177 goal contributions across all competitions.

However, his form as of late has suffered due to a number of injuries and the arrival of attacking reinforcements – namely Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nuñez, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota. The centre-forward missed out on a spot in Brazil’s World Cup squad – but has scored nine goals and assisted a further four this season.