After eight years with Liverpool, Roberto Firmino will become a free agent in the summer.
Many people would have assumed that Roberto Firmino’s pivotal equalizer against Aston Villa in his debut at Anfield would be his only contribution, but he still had one more move up his sleeve.
The Brazilian’s eight-year, trophy-filled stay will end in the summer after he made the decision to hang up his Reds cleats. In 361 appearances for Merseyside, Firmino has scored 110 goals. This weekend, he added one of his most significant contributions to keep their flimsy hopes of playing in the Champions League alive.
The forward, who underwent a transformation under Jurgen Klopp, is still up in the air as to where he will go next, but an exit has long been expected after it became clear that he would not stay on Merseyside for a ninth year.
As a final parting gift from Liverpool fans, Firmino was immortalised and joined an exclusive club with murals in the vicinity of the hallowed Anfield turf. The 31-year-old bid farewell in an emotional send off in front of the Kop on Saturday following their 1-1 draw against Villa in the final home match of the season.
On Sunday, a celebration was held in honor of the former Hoffenheim player, with Jordan Henderson serving as the emcee. The gift that was given to 200 guests was shown in footage that was published on Wednesday by Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg.
He wrote in a tweet that he had 200 gift boxes ready for his farewell. He distributed them to his visitors on Sunday night in Liverpool, including club employees, teammates, friends, and family.
He signed a special shirt, and Firmino made a perfume especially for the occasion. The event was incredibly emotional. Currently beginning are discussions with potential new clubs. He has yet to consider other teams out of respect for Liverpool. #LFC.