'Unthinkable' Roberto Firmino verdict issued by pundit after Liverpool announcement
Roberto Firmino’s contract situation is “not a priority” for Liverpool after the arrival of Darwin Nunez.
That is the view of former Spurs and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 30-year-old’s future on Merseyside.
Firmino has just over a year remaining on his current contract.
The Brazilian forward has fallen down the pecking order at Anfield over the last 12 months.
Liverpool announced the signing of Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez in an £85million deal from Benfica on Tuesday.
When asked by Football Insider if the signing could have an effect on Firmino’s future, Robinson said: “Firmino has just 12 months of his contract.
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“All the talk has been about [Mohamed] Salah and Mane but [Roberto] Firmino is in the same boat.
“The front three that were the best in the world for a couple of years are going to be broken up. It was unthinkable that anybody could break that front three.
“Now there is a chance two or even all three of them may not be there in 12 months time. It is unthinkable. I don’t think Liverpool can afford to let them all leave.
“Out of the three, Firmino is probably the least important. Firmino has been rotated in and out recently. He is the weaker link of the three if you like.
“In terms of a new deal, Salah will be the priority.”