Roberto Firmino has delivered Liverpool the perfect news ahead of their Champions’ League showdown in Rome, by agreeing a new, long term contract.
The Brazilian star as been in talks over a new deal for several months, with the Anfield board keen to tie him up on improved terms, following the departure of Philippe Coutinho in January.
There were fears Firmino would consider following his close friend out of the door, with the striker getting closer to the end of the five year deal he signed when he joined the club back in 2015.
But he expressed his desire to stay at Anfield for the rest of his career when he spoke on the subject back in February, and now Liverpool have given him that chance with an improved contact which will run until 2023.
Firmino explained that the love of the fans, and the way Jurgen Klopp has set up the team to get the best from him, helped him commit his future to the club: “It was an easy decision.
“The club have taken me in in an incredible way and I’ve grown a lot here with my work with the support of the whole team. I am very, very happy here.
“Everything fits in the best possible way. My teammates are fantastic and I am very grateful to be able to play with them at this club.
“I love to play for Liverpool FC. The fans are excellent and fantastic in how they support us all the way. They support us throughout the games and the work they do during the match is beautiful.”
Klopp also confirmed yesterday that Sadio Mane WILL be fit to play in Rome, as the Reds look to defend their three goal cushion and reach the Champions’ League final. “Sadio will be fine for Wednesday,” Klopp said.
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