Firmino Sees Long Term Future at Liverpool
Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino says that he sees his long term future at the club, despite thedeparture of good friend and compatriot Philippe Coutinho.
The Brazilian moved onto 20 goals for this season when he opened the scoring in the Reds’ 2-0victory at Southampton on Sunday. He assisted Mohamed Salah for the second goal.
Firmino says he is enjoying life at Anfield and sees himself at the club long term, “Liverpool are oneof the greats in Europe and being able to be part of the history of such a great club is gratifying tome,” he told Globoesporte.
“I'm very happy here at Liverpool and I do not see myself out of that club for years to come. I believeI am living one of the best phases of my career and I owe much to the trust that the club has placedin me from the beginning.
“The arrival of Jurgen Klopp was very important for my growth within the team. Since he arrivedhere at Liverpool, he has changed my positioning, put me playing as a forward and that was thewatershed for me here at the club.
"Klopp is a fantastic guy. I rate him as an extremely professional coach, a perfectionist, with awinning mentality.
"He came to Liverpool after building a beautiful history in Borussia Dortmund and has done abeautiful job here in England. I'm sure Klopp will be marked in the history of world football for hiswork and achievements.
When asked about his future, Firmino added: "In every transfer window we hear a lot of speculation,but nothing concrete has come to me until now.
"I am very happy here at Liverpool and my thinking is to build a history with many victories and titleswith that club. I have a contract with Liverpool until 2020 and I hope to keep it."