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This Exact Moment Made Roberto Firmino An Incredible Amount Of Money

This Exact Moment Made Roberto Firmino An Incredible Amount Of Money

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino currently earns a weekly wage of £68,085, which isn't anywhere near the Premier League's top earners, but it's his bonuses that make him the big dollar.

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Back in December 2016, German journalist Michael Reis, who writes for BILD, got his paws on some information on the Liverpool striker'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 for the club in Premier League, Europa League or Champions League competition.

He earns £25,000 for each of his first five goals in a season, and £45,000 between six and ten goals, as well as £65,000 from 11 onwards, and £85,000 for 16 and above.

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That means he earned an incredible £135,000 on top of his basic wage for his hat-trick against Arsenal.

He scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season with his first two strikes against Unai Emery's side, then the third was the cherry on top of the cake for Firmino and Liverpool.

Not a bad day in the office really is it, £135,000?

After the game, Jurgen Klopp revealed he almost cried when Mohamed Salah decided to give Roberto Firmino a chance to score his hat-trick from the penalty spot.

"We knew in the second half that the game wasn't finished, so we wanted to control it," Klopp told BBC Sport.

"Mo Salah gave the penalty to Bobby [Firmino] and I almost cried because we all know how much Mo wants to score goals. It was really nice."

Firmino was criticised by some earlier on in the season for his lack of goals, but he has certainly hit form when Liverpool need it most.

Is he one of the most under-rated players in the Premier League right now?

Let us know in the comments.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Goals, Roberto Firmino, Money, Premier League, Arsenal, Mohamed Salah, Take a bow

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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