Roberto Firmino completes move to Saudi Pro League with Al Ahli

Roberto Firmino has completed his move to Saudi Pro League side Al Ahli after his Liverpool contract expired at the end of last season.

The 31-year-old signs a three-year deal in Saudi Arabia, as he joins the same team Edouard Mendy moved to from Chelsea earlier in the summer.

The Brazil international spent eight seasons at Liverpool and became an icon at the club, playing 362 games and scoring 111 goals in all competitions.

He was an important part of the team that won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup under Jurgen Klopp, although he dropped down the pecking order towards the end of his time at Anfield.

Despite having to settle for a place on the bench for much of the last season, Firmino still made 35 appearances for the Reds and scored 13 goals, before bidding an emotional farewell to the Anfield faithful.

With 55 caps for Brazil to his name and still only 31, Firmino is the latest huge signing for the Saudi Pro League this summer, following the likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marcelo Brozovic and Ruben Neves.

On leaving Liverpool, Firmino posted on Instagram: ‘My last match in Anfield was incredible! And my whole time in Liverpool has been nothing but wonderful. I will never forget the roar of the Kop and the passion from all of you. The family and myself will forever carry this great club in our hearts.

‘We are so grateful for everything we were allowed to experience with you in these 8 years – the wins, the losses, the titles, the heartbreaks – this all helped me to become the man I am today. I can truly say that Liverpool has become a part of my family. Thank you all! #YNWA

‘Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever. (‭‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23‬‬:‭6‬).’


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