Brazilian attacker will leave when contract expires in June 2023, according to Jürgen Klopp. Klopp: I was Surprised By Firmino Decision To Leave Liverpool
Although Roberto Firmino’s decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season stunned manager Jurgen Klopp, the Brazilian forward wants to finish his eight-year Anfield career on a positive note.
Klopp: I was Surprised By Firmino Decision To Leave Liverpool
When his current contract ends in the summer, Roberto Firmino will leave Liverpool, according to manager Jürgen Klopp.
The Brazilian has spent eight years at Anfield, making 249 Premier League appearances during which time he has scored 79 goals and provided 50 assists.
In his news conference prior to Saturday’s encounter against AFC Bournemouth, Klopp confirmed, “Yeah, he told me. “Surprised? Yes, a little bit, but I wasn’t caught off guard because it’s actually a common practise.
“There were two possible outcomes, but there was only one. And I greatly respect that. In our long standing relationships with the team, the majority of the players. Other things like that, as well as with the supporters of course, that is entirely normal.
The most recent goal scored by Firmino came in last Sunday’s 7-0 victory over Manchester United. He was substitute in and receive a warm welcome from the Liverpool faithful.
Jurgen Klopp Said:
He informed me, and his final words were, “Now I want to bring this lovely narrative to a happy conclusion.”
Klopp remarked, “I enjoyed the reception he got when he came on against United. It’s quite special. The only other thing he said after telling me was, “Now I want to bring this lovely narrative to a happy conclusion.
“That’s it, then. He is as present and committed as anyone could possibly dream. That is all the information we require.
With 249 games, Firmino ranks third among Brazilian players in the Premier League, after Fernandinho (264) and Willian (278). He leads the Brazilian scoring rankings, with Gabriel Jesus, his closest competitor, trailing by 16 goals.