Liverpool star receives 'huge offer' to leave Anfield after teammate's plea to stay
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A Liverpool star has received a huge offer to leave the club this summer despite pleas from his teammates for him to stay at Anfield.
The Reds are set for a major overhaul in the summer after a poor season which sees them in a tough battle to qualify for the Champions League.
It's clear that Jurgen Klopp needs fresh investment to help rebuild his squad and get them challenging for titles again.
They lost one of their star players Sadio Mane last summer when he left for Bayern Munich and they're set to lose another this year.
Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino confirmed earlier this month that he would be leaving the club when his contract expires in June.
The 31-year-old will have a lot of options one of which is a move to Saudi Arabia after a club submitted a huge offer for his services, according to Football Insider.
One club in the Middle East that Firmino has been linked with in the past is Saudi-based Al Nassr so he could end up playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo who moved there back in December.
Teammates want him to stay
Firmino has been a Liverpool player for nearly eight years and has been crucial to the club's success under Klopp.
Whilst his game time has been limited this season he's still scored 8 goals and registered 4 assists in just 19 Premier League games.
Despite already announcing his departure many of his teammates are hoping that he'll make a U-turn on the decision and remain with the Merseyside club.
Midfielder Fabinho recently spoke to Sky Sports expressing his desire to see Firmino remain at Liverpool forever.
He said: "It was really cool that he scored [against United], that he celebrated in that way. Everyone on the bench, on the field, celebrated with him, because he is a guy that everyone likes.
"So he's a guy who, for me, should stay at Liverpool forever, who was very important since my arrival. And I don't want to talk too much about the future. Let's enjoy these last few months that we have of him here.
It's clear how well-liked Firmino is in the dressing room but if he wants to prolong his career then leaving the Reds in search of more game time is the best option.
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