Liverpool will open fresh contract negotiations with Roberto Firmino at the end of the season.
Firmino’s current deal runs until 2020 and Liverpool and the player in question are both very keen to extend his contract beyond that.
The Brazilian international currently earns a basic wage of £68,085-a-week in a contract that is heavily incentivised with potential bonuses. The 25-year old receives £25,000 for goals 1,2,3,4,5, £45,000 for goals 6,7,8,9,10, £65,000 for goals 11,12,13,14,15 and £85,000 for goals 16+. However, this only applies to the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
Firmino has a release clause in his active deal which approximately stands at £87m. The exit clause can be activated by any club in Europe except Arsenal.
Liverpool will attempt to negotiate a deal with no release clause – a policy they have stuck too since Firmino signed in 2015, being the last Liverpool player to get an exit clause in their contract.
Recently, Firmino had this to say about his contact situation:
Firmino: “Liverpool are one of the greats in Europe and being able to be part of the history of such a great club is gratifying to me.
“I work hard every day to give my best and I believe that the fans, the coaching staff and the board recognise my delivery by wearing that shirt.
“I’m very happy here at Liverpool and I do not see myself out of that club for years to come.
As well as Firmino, Liverpool will look to extend both Sadio Mane’s and Mo Salah’s contract at the club as they look to tie down their best players for years to come.