According to the Mirror, Roberto Firmino’s new contract makes him the highest paid player at Liverpool.
We’re actually not sure if this is the case, as Virgil van Dijk is on £180k/week [Star], but Bobby’s new deal is certainly very sizeable, nonetheless.
He’s now going to be paid £9m/year, which equates to £173k/week, as a basic salary. On top of this, there will be bonus payments for goals, assists and trophy wins.
The only Liverpool players who have ever been paid more in the history of the club are Luis Suarez and van Dijk.
This term, Firmino’s netted 27 goals, making a mockery of those who used to suggest he’d never be our long-term forward because he doesn’t score enough.
On top of that, the Brazilian has registered 14 assists, proving he’s a creator as well as a finisher.
His previous deal ran out in 2020, so the fact Bobby is now tied until 2023 is great news.
Now, we just to need to get Mo Salah and Sadio Mane on similarly extravagant deals, which both deserve.
Our front-three is mind-blowing, and together, they have a chance of securing Liverpool the Champions League this season – providing we navigate the second leg of the semi-final with AS Roma on Wednesday.