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Liverpool star Roberto Firmino sign new 5-year contract extension

The Brazil forward has become one of Liverpool’s most important players and has scored 27 goals this season.

Firmino joined Liverpool in June 2015 for £29million from German side Hoffenheim and would have had two years left on a deal that paid a basic wage of £80,000 per week but was also heavily incentivised. The new deal is said to be worth around £150,000 a week.
Jurgen Klopp believes the 26-year-old forward plays a vital role in making his team function

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Liverpool have been in discussions with Firmino’s advisers since last Christmas and he now joins Anfield’s highest earners, an indication of the key role he performs.

Liverpool’s ambition is to keep the nucleus of their squad together and Firmino, 26, has given huge credit to Klopp for accelerating his development on Merseyside.

‘The manager helped me a lot after he arrived here,’ said Firmino. ‘His arrival at the football club was not only good for me but for the whole team. We’ve grown a lot and now we are showing that in our results.’

In a video of Firmino penning his contract, he enters a press room and begins to sign the deal
Firmino then performs a ‘no-look’ signature, a trademark trick he has become known for

Firmino has created a piece of history this season; his total of 11 European goals — the same as team-mate Mohamed Salah — is the highest ever for a Liverpool player in a single campaign.

Firmino told the club’s website: ‘I am very, very happy here. We all know how big Liverpool Football Club is. It is a club with a lot of tradition, so I hope to continue with the whole team going forward, dreaming aloud and aiming very high.

‘The club have taken me in, in an incredible way, and I’ve grown a lot here with my work, with the support of the whole team.’

Mystery on Sunday night surrounded Liverpool assistant manager Zeljko Buvac, who was reported to have left the club. Buvac, 56, has worked with Klopp since 2001, when the German was in charge at Mainz, and has been called the ‘brain’ behind the German manager’s high-energy pressing style.

Liverpool declined to comment on Sunday night.

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