Brazilian Pledges Future To Reds
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino insists he won’t be leaving the club for some years to come.
The Brazilian is in the best goalscoring form of his career with 21 goals in 40 games so far. That has inevitably led to the suggestion that he may push for a move, but speaking to Brazilian news outlet Lance, Firmino insists he is happy at Anfield.
“Liverpool are one of the greats in Europe and being able to be part of the history of such a great club is gratifying to me,” he said.
“I work hard every day to give my best and I believe that the fans, the coaching staff and the board recognise my efforts wearing the shirt.
“I’m very happy here at Liverpool and I do not see myself out of that club for years to come. I believe that I am living in one of the best phases of my career and I owe much to the trust that the club has placed in me from the beginning.”
Firmino was signed during Brendan Rodgers’ time as manager, but he says he has thrived under Jurgen Klopp.
“The arrival of Jurgen Klopp was very important for my growth within the team. Since he arrived here at Liverpool, he has changed my position, playing as a forward and that was the watershed for me here at the club. As I played in another role at Hoffeinheim, behind the attackers, I needed some time to adjust. But the more I play, the more I train, the more I feel comfortable acting as an attacker and things are happening in a positive way for me and for the team.”
He added: “We are going to face Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League and we will have to make two good appearances to secure a place in the next phase. Despite Coutinho’s significant loss, I believe that our group can still finish the season fighting.”