Premier League giants Liverpool have seven months to prevent the transfer of one of their key players that will hurt Kop fans the most.
As Liverpool head into 2023, there is much uncertainty off the pitch. But there’s a lot going on on the pitch as well , with Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner all entering the final months of their contracts. What will people be like at Anfield when the UFABET club is put up for sale? and they are preparing to lose two key people in the recruiting department Among them are director of sport Julian Ward and head of research Ian Graham.
However, in addition to building a new midfield which will be needed next summer. There is still controversy as one of Liverpool’s most important players is entering their final months. Part of the deal is that Brazil international Roberto Firmino will be part of the squad that will fly to Dubai this month for a warm-weather training camp. Played mid-season friendlies against Lyon and AC Milan.
There is no doubt that the disappointment of missing out on Brazil at this World Cup will affect the former Hoffenheim star. But from the point of view of the Reds A full mid-season fixture in Dubai gives him the best opportunity to work quickly as the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day when they take on Aston Villa . An opportunity for him to speed up form will make decisions about his contract easier for the club. If Firmino plans to stay on Merseyside beyond the seven years he has been there.
Jürgen Klopp confirmed ahead of the World Cup break that talks were still ongoing with representatives of the South American star, saying: “Normal conversations are also taking place. So we’ll see what happens there . Letting the No.9 leave in the summer would be too much for the supporters to handle. They were previously saddened by the departures of Gini Wijnaldum and Divock Origi in 2021, but the departure of Firmino, a player who has become a perfect role model. For the Klopp era since 2015, it will certainly hurt the fans the most.
but vice versa The nature of Wijnaldum’s departure as a free agent has proven that owners like FSG refuse to factor in procedural emotion when it comes to a player’s contract situation. Turns 32 in October and is a high-paid player. His departure will give the club the opportunity to hire younger and lower wages instead, as was the case with Diogo Jota, who moved to Anfield in September 2020.
As a general rule, Liverpool will not offer long-term contracts to players over the age of 30, although they did break that rule in the case of Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson in a 12-month period. However, Virgil van Dijk signed a new contract with the club a few weeks before turning 30, in August last year. Despite his advancing age, Firmino has never been a player who relies on his physical talents. His intelligence and abilities are unlikely to affect him as he ages. And that makes any possible contract renewal decision either way from the club even more difficult to predict.
We will have to wait and see. Liverpool will see Firmino’s long-term ability to contribute to the team to be on par with the captain, the most dangerous striker. and the best defender? And short-term contract renewals are one possible option to prevent additional costs.