Firmino issues heartfelt message after news of Liverpool exit emerges
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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has sent a heartfelt message to fans after news that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season emerged.
The Brazilian joined the Reds from German club Hoffenheim almost eight years ago for £29m and has since become a hero on Merseyside.
In 354 appearances he has been directly involved in 187 goals but it's his work off the ball and selflessness that has seen him gain huge plaudits.
However, Firmino did feature in Liverpool's 7-0 thrashing of arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday and got on the scoresheet as well as assisting to the delight of supporters.
He took to Instagram after the match to share a message with fans, as reported by the Liverpool Echo, he said: "What a special day today. I’m so grateful to God to giving me this moment!
"What a joy to feel the affection and love of my teammates and of all the fans…YNWA."
Klopp's ready to rebuild
Several others are set to follow Firmino out the door as Liverpool aims to rebuild and form a new squad capable of taking them back to the top.
Midfield seems to be the key area that they are looking to strengthen with teenage star Jude Bellingham the top priority in the summer.
An emphatic victory over United will provide huge momentum as the Reds continue their fight to qualify for the Champions League next season.
But they mustn't get carried away as there are still plenty of issues that need addressing.