Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is on the verge of signing a contract extension with the Reds, according to reports.
The Brazilian’s current deal at Anfield expires at the end of the season but there is now an expectation that he will remain at the club beyond the summer.
While some supporters have welcomed the news, the vast majority of fans on Twitter are not best pleased that Firmino will be staying at Liverpool:
This is big part of our problem! We don’t know when to let go of players. Big mistake
— gonzalo Herrera (@calicincy) February 2, 2023
Has to be 1 year max.
— Kofi Aboagye (@KopAboagye) February 2, 2023
FFS!! 🤬 This is why we’re in a CRISIS right now! Giving contracts to player’s who are past their best year’s.
— Young Dolph #OpinionsNotFacts (@SurferChucks) February 1, 2023
Great! Soon We have an average age at 34 🙏
— Mr. Bear (@MrBear_87) February 1, 2023
Liverpool are not a serious club 😭
— Lake (@_messiclear) February 1, 2023
Noooooooo. We’re not a retirement home. We need a young player in his position. One for the future
— LFC World Champions (@LFCWorldChampi1) February 1, 2023
An ageing player who’s had a good few months who is Currently out with a serious injury. Let’s give him a new contract 🔥🔥
— LFCJ (@LFCJK998) February 1, 2023
Great, another past it player to put a drag on the wage bill and drop progression of youngster.
— Scott (@Scottvr2000) February 1, 2023
Manager Jurgen Klopp has been accused of being too loyal to players who are past their best and the proposed deal for Firmino seems to be another prime example.
The striker is now 31 years of age, and he hasn’t been seen in action since Christmas due to an ongoing calf problem.
Firmino’s stats this season are not too bad. He has scored nine goals and provided four assists in 21 appearances but you do have to remember that five of those goal contributions came in one match against Bournemouth back in August.