By Wayne Veysey

5th Nov, 2022 | 7:30am

Sources: Roberto Firmino 'very keen' to agree Liverpool deal

Roberto Firmino is keen on signing a new Liverpool contract after reigniting his career this season, sources have told Football Insider.

The Merseyside giants are preparing to open talks with the Brazil international, 31, over a new deal.

Firmino is out of contract at the end of the season and can sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas club from 1 January.

The forward is happy at Liverpool and believed to be “very keen” to extend his stay beyond the eight-year mark.

However, he may need to accept a pay cut, much like James Milner did in his 30s, for an agreement to be reached with the club.

The Brazil international’s current deal is worth around £180,000-a-week.

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Firmino has returned as a regular fixture in the Liverpool starting lineup this season following the summer departure of Sadio Mane and injuries to key men Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota.

The versatile forward has notched eight goals and four assists across 18 appearances in all competitions so far this term.

The 55-cap international could even be a shock inclusion for Tite’s Brazil side to go to this month’s World Cup in Qatar, according to reports from Spain.

Firmino has been at Anfield since signing under Brendan Rodgers in 2015 and has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup during his time with the Merseysiders.

The forward’s good form hasn’t been enough to propel Liverpool into the running for another league title, with the Reds struggling to keep pace with pace-setters Arsenal and Man City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have picked up just 16 points from 12 games and sit ninth in the table.

Liverpool face third-place Tottenham on Sunday (6 November).

In other news, Kieran Maguire claims the “bubble could soon burst” as Liverpool to cash in from £300m deal.