Liverpool set to offer new contract to £180,000-a-week centre-forward

Roberto Firmino is regarded as an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans and Liverpool will offer him an extension during the mid-season break. Brazil international will be out of the deal at the end of the campaign and it stays to be seen whether he is set to commit his future to the Merseyside giants.

Firmino has been in impressive form this campaign and he has eight goals and four assists across all tournaments. There have been rumours that other European teams are keen on signing Roberto when his deal expires in the summer.

After an indifferent season last year, the 31-year-old centre-forward seems to have regained his form and he could be a useful footballer for the Reds over the next few years. The Brazilian centre-forward might have to take a pay cut in order to secure an extension.

FSG does not prefer to offer lucrative deals to footballers over the age of 30 and it will be interesting to see how the situation develops. The South American centre-forward earns nearly £180,000 a week right now. The Reds decided to let go of Sadio Mane at the start of the campaign and they have missed the Senegalese attacker.

Letting the Brazilian leave on free at the end of the campaign would be a mistake, especially without bringing in a quality alternative. Although Firmino is in his twilight phase and he is unlikely to get any better, he is still a valuable member of the dressing room.