Report: £180k-a-week Liverpool star ‘the most vulnerable’ to leave; his contract expires in 2023
Roberto Firmino is reportedly the most at-risk player in the Liverpool squad who could leave in the next two years.
According to the Athletic, the Reds are keen to resolve Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s contracts before turning attention to Firmino.
The three 29-year-old stars all have their current deals with Liverpool expiring in 2023.
However, as per the report, Salah is the priority for Liverpool. The Egyptian winger has been Jurgen Klopp’s star attacker since joining from AS Roma in 2017.
Whilst Mane will likely also be awarded a new deal based on his consistent goalscoring record for the Reds.
For Firmino, though, there are doubts over his Liverpool future. The Brazilian attacker scored just nine goals in all competitions last season. The report states that the forward is ‘the most vulnerable’ to leave the club.
Moreover, with Diogo Jota impressing for Liverpool in his debut campaign for the Merseyside club, the Reds might be willing to cash in on the former Hoffenheim star.
As figures from Spotrac show, Firmino is one of Liverpool’s highest-paid players at £180,000-a-week. For comparison, Mane reportedly earns just £100,000-a-week.
And with his performances diminishing last year, there could be a chance that Klopp and Michael Edwards view the 29-year-old attacker as a player who can be moved on in the not-so-near future.