Liverpool are looking to tie down forward Roberto Firmino to a longer deal, Sky Sports News understands, with his contract set to expire in June 2020.
Firmino arrived at Anfield in 2015 for £21.3m from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and has become an extremely important player to the Merseyside club after scoring 30 goals in 76 appearances.
Ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup third-round tie against Everton last Friday, the 26-year-old said in the club’s matchday programme that he was keen to remain with the club for ‘many years’.
However, following the departure of his close friend Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £146m he admitted in a farewell Instagram post that Liverpool ‘is no longer the same’.
Fala meu parca, poxa Liverpool já não é o mesmo without the magical 🧙♀️ Mano , Desejo o infinito de Sucesso pra você, que você desfrute a Vida. e realize todos os teus sonhos irmão!! DEUS esteja sempre protegendo VOCÊ e toda a FAMÍLIA !! Foi uma uma honra El Mago 🎩 jogar esse tempo junto contigo🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻 👊🏽
Firmino has been a permanent fixture under boss Jurgen Klopp this season, spearheading Liverpool’s attack and scoring 16 goals in 30 appearances.
Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League, as they look to end the league leaders 22-game unbeaten run and close the 18-point gap between the sides.
Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge have returned to training for the Redsahead of Sunday’s game, while Virgil van Dijk could be in line to make his first Premier League appearance for Liverpool following his £75m move from Southampton.