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Why Jurgen Klopp Is Taking The Right Decision By Showing Firmino The Exit Door At Liverpool?

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According to a report from Liverpool Echo, Roberto Firmino has been shown the exit door at Anfield as Liverpool offer him to Galatasaray. The Brazilian forward’s contract with the Merseyside club expires at the end of this season and he is set to leave this summer. However, it remains to be seen whether he decides to move to Turkey or elsewhere come this summer.

Firmino’s Impressive Run Of Form In English Football

Firmino had a brilliant start to this campaign before getting injured. He has been responsible for displaying some influential performances being the focal point of Liverpool’s attack. The 31-year-old has found the back of the net on nine occasions and grabbed four assists over 24 appearances for the Reds this season across all fronts.

The veteran forward has been a consistent performer in the final third after averaging 2.1 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.6 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football.

He has even been accurate when distributing possession deep inside the opponent’s goal based on his pass success rate of 80.1% in the English first division (stats via whoscored).

A young Liverpool fan with a Roberto Firmino poster.
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: A fan of Liverpool holds a sign showing support for Roberto Firmino of Liverpool after the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool FC at Selhurst Park on February 25, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Firmino is under contract at Anfield until the end of this season. Hence, any club could register their interest and make an offer since Liverpool have already seemingly sanctioned his exit.

Right Decision from Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp?

Firmino excels at creating space for himself to get a few strikes in at the opponent’s goal. The versatile forward has got the vision to cut open the opposition’s defence as he can make some brilliant plays with a decisive pass. He is also a good finisher in front of the goal.

The Brazilian striker is also quite clever with his movements in and around the opponent’s penalty box. He has an added lure of Champions League experience which can help a squad that wants to cement its place at the top of European football.

We can expect Firmino to add plenty of firepower to the attacking department of any club he joins. He could certainly help them to compete for some major honours over the coming seasons. At 31, he wouldn’t be able to play at the same level as his prime but he hasn’t shown signs of stopping just yet and would bring a lot of competition to the match-day squad.

Liverpool already boast a number of attackers in the frontline and it only poses a threat to Firmino’s position so a move away from Anfield could be the most viable option considering his situation at the club.

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