Roberto Firmino, the Brazilian forward is set to depart Liverpool this summer after EIGHT years and Seven trophies.
Jurgen Klopp has been notified by the Brazilian attacker that he wishes to quit the club.
Roberto Firmino allegedly had a “nice conversation” with Anfield manager Klopp on Friday.
After eight years, he will depart from the club.
Earlier this year, it was reported that Firmino was in negotiations with Liverpool about a new contract.
Nonetheless, it is now expected that he will depart Liverpool as a free agent in the summer.
During his tenure at Anfield, Firmino has won the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Club World Cup, and Uefa Super Cup.
In the summer of 2015, he joined the club from German club Hoffenheim for a fee of £29 million.
In total, he has 107 goals and 78 assists in 352 appearances with the Reds.
Firmino was part of a deadly front three that propelled the Reds reach so much success in recent years, alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
Firmino has seven Premier League goals this season despite the new signings of Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo in his place.
He has apparently opted to leave the club as regular game time becomes more difficult to come by.
His 78 Premier League goals are the most by a Brazilian in the competition’s history.
Roberto Firmino leaving Liverpool
Klopp has previously stated that he wants Firmino to extend his contract with the Reds, stating earlier this year that the signing of Cody Gakpo in January will have no influence on the future of Liverpool’s No. 9.
Yet, with no new contract in sight, it appears Firmino has decided to move on, with recent ties to teams in the Middle East and Italy.
It is unclear how Firmino’s departure can effect Liverpool’s summer transfer activity, despite Klopp’s admission that “changes” will likely occur at the end of the current campaign.
The focus is going to be on new midfielders, however some believe at least one new center-back will be purchased. If Firmino is to go, Klopp could feel the need for a third attacker.
Firmino joined the Reds in 2015 and has won eight titles during his tenure at Anfield.
Many Liverpool players, including Naby Keita, James Milner, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, have contracts that are scheduled to expire this summer. These players may all leave the club on free transfers.