Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Juventus has not made another proposal for Liverpool Roberto Firmino.
This summer, the Brazilian has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Anfield, although the chances of such transfer seems to be dropping as time goes by.
‘Jurgen Klopp considers him [Firmino] part of the project, especially when a lot of resources are needed in the World Cup year,’ Romano said in his report for CaughtOffside.
Unfortunately, the forward won’t “be a regular starter for Liverpool,” the journalist did admit.
Last season, Firmino played for the Reds in 20 Premier League games, but half of those came from the bench.
His position in the team started to shift, becoming more subdued, and Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, is now searching for a different player profile to fill his center-forward position.
Instead, the Merseyside club used players like Sadio Mané and Diogo Jota more frequently in the no. 9 position.
After ex-Porto player, Luis Diaz, was signed in the middle of last season, Firmino’s playing time shrank even more.
The forward’s return to the starting lineup in the coming Premier League season has no clear pathway.
And given Gabriel Jesus’ transfer to Arsenal, that probably also puts an end to his chances of starting for his nation at the World Cup.
Fabrizio Romano thinks the Brazilian would regain his magic if he “found a club where he could be a key player.”
It will be difficult to leave Liverpool, though. With the departures of Sadio Mane, Takumi Minamino, and Divock Origi this summer.
Over the course of his career at Anfield, Roberto Firmino has scored just under 100 goals for the Reds and assisted them in winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup.
No matter what happens, he will go down as a club legend.