How Roberto Firmino earned £116,000 against Southampton

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According to Football Leaks, Roberto Firmino bagged an insane £116,000 on top of his £68,085-a-week basic wage after scoring and assisting against the Saints.

While football isn’t about money at the very core of the game, the numbers and figures that are currently being thrown around are absolutely incredible and for the Average Joe, the money that a Premier League footballer earns on a week to week basis is mind-boggling.

With it emerging last month that Alexis Sanchez is earning around £500,000 per week, it’s easy to see why football fans are becoming disillusioned with those whose names they sing every week.

While Firmino isn’t even the highest paid at Liverpool, the Brazilian’s wage is made up of a few very lucrative bonuses that are coming into effect more and more often due to his red hot form.

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After just six minutes at St. Mary’s, Firmino had more than doubled his basic weekly wage when he netted the opener for Liverpool.

According to Football Leaks, the Dirty Business of Football, the no.9 earned £25,000 for his first five goals of the season, £45,000 for his next five and each strike between 11 and 15 is worth £65,000 each.

From then on, the prolific forward allegedly earns £85,000 per goal and with each assist worth £31,000, Firmino earned a whopping £116,000 in bonuses before his basic wage brought the total for the week to £184,085.

Wow. It’s no wonder Firmino celebrates with a kung-fu kick every time he scores.

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After notching in the league against Southampton on Sunday, Firmino brought his tally for the season to 20 goals and 11 assists, meaning he has now been involved in over 30 goals this season.

With Porto expecting Liverpool in the Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday, I can imagine that Jürgen Klopp is hoping the club has to cut another hefty cheque for Firmino at the end of this week as well.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

2 COMMENTS

  1. All footballers should be paid this way, i applaud Firmino for his pay structure and Liverpool for agreeing to it.

    So he earned an extra £116,000 this weekend, well there is the crux of the matter he EARNED it he scored a

    goal, and created one, he was also instrumental in everything Liverpool did, not afraid to track back and

    defend. Meanwhile Sanchez has cost Utd a cool 1m+ so far and has produced nothing.

    I know who i would rather have.

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