Liverpool star pens new long-term contract

Firmino, a 26-year-old Brazilian international, has been on the books of Liverpool since arriving at the club in 2015 from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim.

After playing an important role for the Merseysiders over his first two seasons at Anfield, Firmino has taken his performances to another level altogether this season.

To this point in the campaign, the South American has racked up 27 goals and 16 assists in 50 outings for Liverpool, with the fantastic attitude and non-stop work-rate of the attacker having proven just as important to the fortunes of the Reds as his technical abilities and partnership with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Mo Salah & Roberto Firmino

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates scoring his side’s second goal with Roberto Firmino during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield on March 17, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Staying put

And Liverpool, who are of course gearing up for the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with AS Roma on Wednesday night, have this evening confirmed that Firmino has been rewarded for his stellar form this season, with a new ‘long-term’ contract: