Jamie Carragher, a former centre-back for the Liverpool football club, has responded to the news of Roberto Firmino’s departure from the club through social media, stating that the move is “best for everybody.”
The striker is 31 years old and currently under contract with the Merseyside club and is expected to part ways with the organisation at the conclusion of the current season.
The Brazil international is now in his sixth year at Merseyside, but he has only made five starts ever since November 12th, when he scored his most recent goal.
Carragher, who is 45 years old, said the following on Twitter: “If the rumours regarding Firmino departing at the conclusion of the campaign are accurate, I do believe it’s beneficial to everyone.”
“He is a Liverpool legend and will be recognised for always being a component of one of the finest front threes we’ve seen,” said Jamie about the player.
Since his arrival at Anfield in 2015 for a fee of £29 million from German Bundesliga club Hoffenheim, Firmino has established himself as a fan favourite.
He has played for the Reds 353 times, scored 107 goals for them, and helped them win both the Premier League and the Champions League.
His playing time has been cut down significantly over the previous two years due to the team’s acquisitions of Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, and Darwin Nunez. In addition, Liverpool paid £44 million to acquire Cody Gakpo.
This implies that at the beginning of the forthcoming season, the once-famous front three of him, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah will be down to only the Egyptian player.
There are five players whose contracts will expire this summer, including Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, both of whom play inside the midfield. Firmino is one of those individuals.
In January, Jürgen Klopp voiced his hope that Firmino would extend his stay at Liverpool beyond the end of his existing agreement.
An earlier statement made by the manager described the player as “a complete footballer” and said that the player “plays something more like 12 components in our band.”
A report from the previous month said that Firmino was close to putting pen to paper on a new deal with Liverpool.