Roberto Firmino’s agent has confirmed exactly when his Liverpool future could be resolved

Roberto Firmino’s agent has confirmed when the Brazilian forward’s future will be resolved.

Roberto Firmino has been at the club since 2015, but with his deal set to expire this summer, there was certainly a question mark next to his name regarding his future at Liverpool - but the latest news is positive all-round.

Despite the signings of Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo in attack, Firmino is still held in an extremely high regard for his contribution to the successes under Jurgen Klopp and now plays a key role as a senior figure in the squad. Plus, whilst people fans may believe he’s been a bit-part player this season, it may shock you to read that he’s started 16 games this season and clearly Klopp doesn’t want to lose a player he knows inside out.

Firmino’s agent has confirmed that talks over a new deal are likely to be finalised this month.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Roger Wittmann, revealed that talks have been going well and that talks are nearing a positive conclusion for both player and club.

“It’s a long relationship between Roberto and Liverpool. Roberto is comfortable. At the moment we are in a great exchange and in February we will probably know where the journey is going.

“But Roberto also has to have a say in order to find an agreement with Liverpool. We are on the right track. We have really good talks with Liverpool. It’s an outstanding club.”

With nine goals and four assists this season, Firmino has bounced back into form after an inconsistent campaign last time out. It’s arguable that if he had carried on in the same vein of form and the new additions of Nunez and Gakpo had hit the ground running then the decision may have been to let the 31-year-old depart.

Given how frequent injuries have occured to Liverpool’s frontline, it stands to reason to keep him on for at least another season. While Liverpool’s form and league position may look dismal right now, it’s very likely they will rediscover their form by the start of next season, and having an experienced forward in their ranks will prove useful.

That’s taking into account the fact he’s managed to produce a very solid output this season in the absence of Nunez, at times, and Diogo Jota. If Firmino wasn’t able to fill in the gaps earlier on in the season, it could have seen the Reds in a far worse position. Never undestimate how important an experienced squad member can be,

Currently, Firmino is battling a calf injury and is set to return in a few weeks. By that time, he may have already put pen to paper to confirm a new deal, which is likely to keep him at the club for another season, or even two.