“I want to stay” – Liverpool star makes it clear he wishes to remain at club

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Roberto Firminho has played down speculation over his future and insisted that he has no intention to leave Liverpool.

Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport claimed earlier this month that the Brazilian international was ‘very close’ to a move to Italian giants Juventus.

Fabrizio Romano has also taken to Twitter this afternoon to insist that Juventus have never been in talks with Liverpool or the 30-year-old’s representatives over a potential switch to Serie A.

The striker has just one year to run on his current contract at Anfield and has made his intentions clear that he sees his future remaining on Merseyside.

The Brazilian started Liverpool’s 3-1 Community Shield victory against Manchester City yesterday evening, featuring for 59 minutes before being replaced by the impressive Darwin Nunez.

He told TNT Sports Brasil after yesterday’s win: “I love this team, this city and the fans. I’m here. I want to stay of course.”

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Those close or connected to Liverpool already knew that Firminho was more than happy at Liverpool, who were unlikely to have sanctioned any exit for a cut-price fee due to the current length of his contract.

At 30, he still has plenty more to offer to Jurgen Klopp’s side with the Reds boss needing plenty of attacking options as he looks to challenge both domestically and in the Champions League this season.