Liverpool hope Roberto Firmino will sign a new contract that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Firmino still has two years left on his current deal, but will apparently be offered the chance to sign a new deal.
The newspaper claims that the club will use the cash from Coutinho’s sale not only to strengthen with new recruits but also to offer improved financial terms for its existing top stars.
It is reported negotiations have not yet formally started but soon will.
Under Klopp, Roberto Firmino has been especially effective as the No 9. This year he has 16 goals already, second only to Salah.
Firmino did have a particular good relationship with Coutinho on and off the park, however. Coutinho was best man at Firmino’s wedding last summer.
“Liverpool is no longer the same without you my magical brother,” Firmino wrote on social media following his friend’s departure to the Nou Camp.
“I wish you infinite success, that you enjoy life and realise all your dreams brother. God is always protecting you and your whole family. It was an honour to play with a magician like you.