London (AFP) – Roberto Firmino has agreed the terms for a new "long-term contract" with Liverpool, the English Premier League club said Sunday.
Liverpool bosses failed to predict the exact length of the Brazilian striker's recent deal But his decision is an impulse ahead of the Champions League semi-final return match next week at Roma, where the Reds beat Firmino 5-2 scoring twice in their impressive first leg win at Anfield.
"It was an easy decision," Firmino Liverpool's website said. "The club has taken me in incredibly and I have grown a lot with my work with the support of the whole team, I am very, very happy here."
According to the Football Leaks website, Firmino had a buyout clause in its previous contract over 98 million euros, though this was the recent inflation in transfer fees that may not be enough to deter one of the biggest football clubs in world football applying for it.
The 26-year-old moved from the side of Germany to Liverpool before the start of the 201
The current season was his best ever choice for Club Merseyside with 27 Goals in 50 games.
Firmino has established himself among Liverpool supporters as a member of a gifted three-man striker line Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
"Everything fits in the best possible way," Firmino added. "My teammates are fantastic and I am very grateful to play with them in this club.
" I love playing for Liverpool FC. The fans are excellent and fantastic in how they support us across the board. They support us throughout the games and the work they do during the game is beautiful.