£180k-p/w Liverpool “problem” sees his value crash £45m in nearly 2 years under Klopp – opinion

£180k-p/w Liverpool “problem” sees his value crash £45m in nearly 2 years under Klopp – opinion

Taking into account how Liverpool are unbeaten across all competitions at this point in the season and having scored more goals in the Premier League than any other side, it’s safe to say the Reds have a number of talented players in their squad.

One player that has been a regular figure for the Merseyside club over the past few years is Roberto Firmino, who has been with the Reds since the 2015 summer transfer window after he signed from German club Hoffenheim for a fee of £21.3m.

Since then, the 30-year-old, who is currently earning £180k-per-week according to Spotrac, has made a total of 298 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side across all competitions in which he has managed to score 90 goals and provide 69 assists along the way.

Regarding Firmino’s market value, it has taken a bit of a drop recently.

In December 2019, the Brazilian’s value according to Transfermarkt was at its highest point in his career at £81m. Now just under two years later, it currently stands at £36m, marking a very significant drop – 55.5%, to be precise.

In terms of what could have led to Firmino’s market value taking such a big drop, he has only managed to score nine goals and provide seven assists in his last 36 Premier League appearances, whilst the fact that former Liverpool star John Aldridge labelled him as a “problem” may well highlight why his overall market value has decreased.

Despite this, with Klopp previously sharing his praise for Firmino reiterating just how important he is for the team even if he doesn’t score a plethora of goals every season, this shows just how highly thought of he at Anfield.

On a more positive note, the fact that Firmino has managed to score three goals in just six appearances across all competitions so far this season, starting just one of the games, shows that he has been a rather useful impact sub for the team when called upon.

Moving forward, as long as Firmino keeps playing games for Liverpool this season and managed to score goals and provide assists wherever he can, while this may not get his market value back to where it was a couple of years ago, it should certainly stop it from dropping down even further than it already has done.

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