Date: 8th December 2022 at 10:59am
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Liverpool are back in action in a fortnight when they face rivals Manchester City in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. 

The game is set to take place just days after the World Cup final, meaning both sides will likely field weakened sides with several of their respective stars still returning from international duty in Qatar.

One player that will likely feature for The Reds is Roberto Firmino, who was left out of the Brazil squad for the showpiece event.

The likes of Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli were included in Tite’s squad, but Firmino missed out despite having started the domestic season strongly for Liverpool.

Despite missing out on the squad, it appears that Firmino is set to be rewarded by his club for his good form.

According to Football Insider, the 31-year-old has been offered a lucrative new deal by his current employers.

The report claims that The Reds’ initial offer includes a lower salary than the player currently earns, but will also feature big-money performance-related incentives for scoring.

Firmino currently earns a reported £180,000-per-week but his deal is set to expire next summer, which has prompted Liverpool to enter into negotiations over an extension.

Firmino has been thriving so far this term

The Brazilian joined Liverpool from German side Hoffenheim in 2015 and has since made more than 240 appearances for the club, scoring 107 goals and providing 78 assists in that time.

The arrival of Darwin Nunez looked likely to threaten Firmino’s playing time this season, but the Brazil international has instead flourished, scoring seven goals in 13 Premier League appearances.

Liverpool have also been forced to begin talks quickly as the player would otherwise have been able to sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club from January onwards, as he will be in the final six months of his deal.

Previously, Firmino has been linked with clubs in Germany, Italy and Spain.

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