Date: 22nd April 2023 at 1:16pm
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Liverpool will be hoping to continue their winning ways when they face Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon.

The Merseyside outfit were on a winless run of five games before they thrashed struggling Leeds United 6-1 at Elland Road earlier in the week.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will need a win at Anfield against Forest if they want to continue chasing down Newcastle United for a Champions League qualification spot.

Nine points currently separate the Reds from Newcastle in the Premier League table but the Magpies will face fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur this weekend in what looks likely to be a thrilling clash.

Liverpool will be looking to take advantage of Nottingham Forest’s leaky defence, with Forest ranked third in the Premier League for the most goals conceded.

Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Núñez all bagged goals in the Reds’ last game and Klopp’s side will be looking for one of those attackers to net again on Saturday afternoon.

However, the Merseyside outfit are set to lose an attacker at the end of the season.

According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino has agreed to a deal to join Barcelona at the end of the season.

The Brazilian has apparently decided to switch Merseyside for Catalonia when his contract expires in the Summer, despite having the opportunity to extend his stay at Anfield.

Firmino joined Liverpool from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for around £25m after he impressed in the Bundesliga.

The 31-year-old has spent around eight years at the club and is searching for a fresh start after falling out of favour in Klopp’s side.

Firmino is set leave Liverpool after spending eight years at the club.

The Brazilian has made a great legacy for himself at the Reds after he netted 109 goals and produced 79 assists in 360 games.

Firmino has also helped Liverpool win multiple trophies, including their first Premier League title in 30 years and a sixth Champions League title.

However, the striker lost his spot in the starting 11 after the club signed Núñez and Gakpo to freshen up their set of attackers.

Firmino looks set to miss three more Liverpool games due to a muscle injury; he also suffered a calf injury earlier in the season, which kept him out of selection for 10 games.

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