With a basic weekly wage of £68,085, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino isn't anywhere near one of the top earners in the Premier League, but it's in his bonuses that he makes big money.

Back in December 2016, German journalist Michael Reis, who writes for BILD, got his paws on some information on the Liverpool No.9's contract.

He reported that Firmino signed a special Anfield deal which sees him entitled to several different payments whenever he scores a certain amount of goals (excluding penalties) for the club in Premier League, Europa League or Champions League fixtures.


He earned £25,000 for each of his first five goals, and £45,000 between six and 10. As well as £65,000 from 11 onwards, and £85,000 for 16 and above.

The £85,000 incentive was triggered when the Brazilian bagged a brace against Swansea in late December, reaching 16 for the season.

And his opening goal against Southampton at St. Mary's yesterday, his 20th of the season, gave him another hefty pay-out of £85,000, and also means he made more than his standard wage in just six minutes on the pitch. Absolute madness.

Then, by assisting Mo Salah with a gorgeous backheel flick just before half-time, he pocketed £31,000 because he also receives a big bonus every time he sets up a teammate.

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Basically, the former Hoffenheim he made an extra £116,000 on top of his set wage during his 79 minutes on the pitch yesterday, before he was replaced by Adam Lallana. A total of £184,085 is owed to the 26-year old for his contributions this week.

By my calculations, Firmino's 19 goals and nine assists in the Premier League and Champions League (his one FA Cup goal is not included) has brought him a staggering £1,294,000 in bonuses.

While it's a very tidy arrangement Firmino has got going on, you'd have to say it's more than worth it from a Liverpool perspective given he is producing the goods every week.

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