Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions that Roberto Firmino could leave Liverpool this summer and insisted that he still has an ‘essential’ role to play at Anfield.
Reports in Italy earlier this week suggested that Firmino was closing in on a move to Juventus, while he has also been linked with Newcastle in recent months.
But Klopp has confirmed that the 30-year-old won’t be going anywhere as he’s still an invaluable member of the Reds’ squad.
“Bobby is crucial for us,” Klopp said at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield against Manchester City.
“Bobby is [the] heart and…