As the Reds face transfer battle for Rennes striker Martin Terrier, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may be forced to accelerate Roberto Firmino’s exit plan.
The 25-year-old has been linked to the Reds, but according to reports, two other Premier League clubs have also joined the race, forcing Klopp to make a decision regarding Firmino.
The 2019 Champions League winners have significantly revamped their frontline this season, first bringing in Darwin Nunez earlier this summer after signing Luis Diaz from Porto in January.
Mohamed Salah has signed a new deal that will keep him at Anfield until 2025 after much doubt over his future at the club.
In the meantime, Sadio Mane’s six-year stay at Merseyside has come to an end with his £27.4 million move to Bayern Munich.
And now that his contract is set to expire in a year and he has not yet reached an agreement on a new one, Roberto Firmino could also depart the club.
Salah, Diaz, and Diogo Jota were all ahead of the 31-year-old in the Reds’ pecking order last season, which made it extremely difficult for him to get playing time.
Last season, he made just 20 Premier League appearances, scoring five goals and providing four assists (stats from Transfermarkt). The signing of Nunez from Benfica has dealt a further blow to the Brazilian’s chances of making the first team.
Rennes forward, Martin Terrier, is reportedly Jurgen Klopp’s target. He must now decide whether to step up interest or let rivals compete for his deal.
This is due to the fact that, according to L’Equipe, West Ham and Leeds United have also entered the transfer hunt for the talented forward.
Liverpool is unlikely to make a move now for Terrier given that Firmino is still at Anfield. In order to pursue a deal for the French footballer, the Reds manager might be forced to hasten Firmino’s exit.