This comes after Pearce made an appearance on a recent episode of The Athletic’s Liverpool-themed podcast The Red Agenda where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Jurgen Klopp’s side.
He said: “I just think his best days are behind him now.
“I’d be amazed if he was moved on this summer because Klopp absolutely adores him. We’ve been so used to Firmino being one of the first names on the team sheet for most of his Liverpool career and I just don’t think that can be the case going forward.”
Since then, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £49.5 million, has gone on to make 287 appearances for the Reds across all competitions in which he has managed to score 84 goals and provide 67 assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
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Given how Firmino has failed to score a goal or provide an assist for Liverpool during any of his seven previous league games, it’s easy to see why Pearce thinks the Brazilian shouldn’t be a regular name on the team sheet moving forward.
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However, with Firmino having chipped in with six goals and seven assists across all competitions so far this season, he has still shown that he can be a useful figure in the team.
In our view, with Diogo Jota having managed to score eight goals in 16 Premier League appearances for Liverpool so far this season, perhaps he should be one of the first names on the team sheet moving forward with Firmino having to fight for his place.