Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino is set to leave the club at the end of the season, with Barcelona interested in signing him.

Roberto Firmino will be out of contract in the summer, and the player’s agent has confirmed that the Brazilian does not wish to sign an extension with Liverpool. A report from Fichajes claims that Barcelona are keen on signing the 31-year-old now.

Firmino has been one of the best players in the world during his time at Liverpool. And he has helped the Premier League giants win every single trophy at the club level. The Brazilian is undoubtedly a legend at the club, and his impending departure will certainly be a disappointing blow for the Reds.

Firmino has scored nine goals and picked up five assists across all competitions, despite having his fair share of injury problems this season. Barcelona could certainly use more depth in the attack. And the 31-year-old could prove to be a quality acquisition on a free transfer.

The Brazilian attacker is more than just a goal scorer. He will add more quality to the Barcelona attack with his intelligence, flair, and link-up play. The 31-year-old can operate as a striker, a central attacking midfielder as well as a winger. His versatility will be an added bonus.

Jurgen Klopp transformed Firmino at Liverpool. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Firmino would be the ideal fit for Barcelona’s style of play. And being able to sign a player of his ability and experience on a free transfer could prove to be a masterstroke. The Spanish giants are currently overly reliant on Robert Lewandowski as their main striker. And the Brazilian could shoulder the goal-scoring burden alongside the Polish international.

Barcelona are on course to win La Liga this season, and they will hope to do well in the Champions League next year. Firmino has helped Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League once and he has helped the Reds reach two other Champions League finals.

His experience and track record in the competition could be priceless for the Catalan giants. Meanwhile, Liverpool will have to replace his quality and experience in the summer. It will be interesting to see who they bring in to fill the void left by Firmino next season.

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