Klopp Hails ‘Unbelievably Important’ Firmino Renewal
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described the news of Roberto Firmino’s contract as “unbelievably important news.” The Brazilian signed a deal until 2023 with the Reds’ last week.
Klopp says that Firmino is one of his most important players, “It's unbelievably important news for us. Really cool," he said.I heard what he said about it being an easy decision for him and I can really imagine that it was. He knows and appreciates absolutely this club.
"This is one very important step for us. Absolutely. But even Roberto cannot play alone. We need to carry on in this way. In the moment every player knows about our plans. He's the first but for sure he won't be the last."
The Liverpool boss says Firmino has also earned the respect of his teammates during his tenure, “The other boys really respect him for all the work he's doing," he added.
"This constant discussion about whether he's undervalued or whatever in public, this never happened for one second either in the club or in the team.
"He feels completely comfortable and is planning for the long-term here. That's becoming rare because if you are not Barcelona or not Real Madrid then there's usually another club somewhere you can go to. It's really good news for us. He's absolutely a big factor in our future."