Second report supports claim that Liverpool have given their answer to Juventus over £25m transfer
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Second report supports claim that Liverpool have given their answer to Juventus over £25m transfer

A second report has supported claims that Liverpool have answered Juventus on Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian is linked with a move.

This comes from Corriere Dello Sport. They claim that Liverpool have told Juventus ‘no’ on Roberto Firmino and that the Reds won’t entertain a sale.

Liverpool are taking a firm stance on this one, too, and Juve have given up. They’ll now try and pry Timo Werner away from Chelsea, who must be more willing to talk.

This supports a claim from the Athletic earlier on Wednesday. They said that a ‘senior source’ inside Liverpool were adamant that Firmino was not available to buy. Now Italian outlets say the same thing – he’s staying at Anfield this season.

Liverpool answer Juventus on Roberto Firmino

Links were always inevitable this summer as Firmino’s contract does expire in 2023. This is Liverpool either entertaining the idea of letting him go for free next year or potentially offering the player a new deal.

Admittedly, there hasn’t been any noise on the latter. It instead sounds as though Liverpool will let Firmino depart at the end of his contract but we think there’s a sense in that. What he’ll bring this season is worth more than the reported £25m talked about.

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And if anyone doubts that, just listen to Jurgen Klopp. The boss piled the praise on Firmino this week, calling him the ‘heart and soul’ of this Liverpool team. It’s beyond obvious that he wants to hold onto the no.9 and that he’ll continue to play a key role across this campaign.

So we think this is the right decision. Keeping Firmino simply makes sense and Juventus can look elsewhere. If they want to tempt him in a year, then the choice is theirs.

He’s staying for the 2022/23 campaign, though – there’s no question about that.

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