Liverpool hero Aldridge: New Firmino contract no guarantee

Liverpool hero John Aldridge says there can be no guarantee of a new deal for Roberto Firmino.

He wrote for the Liverpool Echo: “Roberto Firmino found the back of the net on Saturday too, just days after missing out on Brazil’s 26-man squad for the World Cup. I think from a personal point of view – and a selfish point of view – the fewer players that go for me the better, but good luck to the players that are going to World Cup. Hopefully they do well and don’t get injured, that’s the main thing.

“Bobby isn’t going but I think this year with his contract running out, he has a point to prove to Liverpool or any other team he could go to if he doesn’t sign a new deal. He’s done really, really well this year, he’s got the goals and assisted a few.

“He’s looked sharper than he has done in recent seasons.

“You’ve got to trust the manager, if he [Firmino] keeps on scoring goals and continues with a new lease of life they will look at it, won’t they? If he keeps banging them in he warrants an extension.”