Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has broken his silence following the news that Roberto Firmino will leave the club at the end of the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the Reds thrashed Manchester United 7-0 yesterday, the German claimed it was a brilliant moment to see the 31-year-old get his goal at Anfield.
“Bobby tonight was the most special moment,” said Klopp, as relayed by the Liverpool Echo.
“It was not an easy decision for him.
“The reception he got was absolutely outstanding.
“With all the wonderful goals he scored, that’s the goal he pretty much wanted the most.”
As reported by Sky Germany last week, the Brazilian has decided to leave the Merseyside outfit upon the expiry of his contract after eight successful years at the club.
Klopp breaks silence on Firmino
Although Firmino was signed under Brendan Rodgers in a deal worth £29m, he is known as the pinnacle of the Klopp era at Anfield.
Forming a formidable partnership with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, the attacking trio became the most feared front-line across Europe.
Renowned for his incredible footwork and for revolutionising the false-nine position, the 31-year-old has gone on to make 354 appearances for the Reds.
During his eight-year tenure, he has amassed 108 goals and 79 assists – helping win a Premier League title and a Champions League trophy.
However, after an illustrious career on Merseyside, it is now time for Firmino to part ways with the club.
He has been a brilliant servant since day one, making his exit all the more painful.
Si Senor, Bobby Firmino! You’ll never walk alone!