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Roberto Firmino’s agent breaks silence on ‘unbelievably emotional’ Liverpool departure

Roberto Firmino’s agent breaks silence on ‘unbelievably emotional’ Liverpool departure

According to his agent, Roger Wittmann, Roberto Firmino declined any discussions with other teams while he considered his future at Liverpool

However, it was announced on Friday that Firmino had decided not to renew his contract after eight successful years with the club. 

Despite being offered a new contract, Firmino opted for a new challenge elsewhere, bringing an end to his successful time at Anfield as the highest-scoring Brazilian in Premier League history.

After Liverpool’s win over Wolves at Anfield on Wednesday, Roberto Firmino informed his agent, Roger Wittmann, of his decision regarding his future. Then, on Friday, Firmino personally informed his manager, Jurgen Klopp, of his decision.

Wittmann spoke to Football Insider about Firmino’s choice: “Our plan for the next couple of weeks – this is the plan of Roberto – is to show the manager and Liverpool finally again the best version of him to say goodbye. This is what he wants to do.

“He has no clue what that means for him in the near future. He told us during the whole phase when we negotiated, ‘I don’t want to talk to anybody else, there’s no need to do that’. He said it was a decision with the club.

“This was the first time in my life he’s a free agent player and he said there was no need to talk to others! So he’s not motivated by other clubs or by financial terms – far away from that.

“The club gave him the time as well, no pressure. And he never started to compare asking us to talk to different clubs. For us [it would be] easy but this was not his intention, it was just to find his own way. This is so far away from this normal business, believe me!”

Roberto Firmino’s decision to leave Liverpool was a difficult one for him, as he was “unbelievably emotional” about it. After spending eight years with the club, it was not easy for him to choose to leave.

Roberto Firmino’s agent breaks silence on ‘unbelievably emotional’ Liverpool departure

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