Firmino pens long-term extension with Liverpool

Brazil forward Roberto Firmino has been in superb form with 27 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this term and has signed a new deal.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.   -  Getty Images

Roberto Firmino has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool, the Premier League club have announced.

The Brazil international moved to Anfield from Bundesliga club Hoffenheim in 2015 and has established himself as an integral member of Jurgen Klopp's side.

Across all competitions this season, Firmino has 27 goals as part of a formidable forward line alongside Sadio Mane and PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah.

Two of those arrived in the Reds' thumping 5-2 victory over Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final last Tuesday, with the second leg to come this week in the Italian capital.

Overall, Firmino has 50 goals in 140 Liverpool appearances.

"It was an easy decision," he told Liverpool's official website after putting pen to paper.

"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. I am very, very happy here.

"Everything fits in the best possible way. My teammates are fantastic and I am very grateful to be able to play with them at this club.

"I love to play for Liverpool FC. The fans are excellent and fantastic in how they support us all the way. 

"They support us throughout the games and the work they do during the match is beautiful."

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