Date: 28th May 2023 at 11:39am
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Liverpool face bottom side Southampton in their final match of the Premier League season on Sunday. 

The Reds have missed out on a place in next season’s Champions League following Manchester United’s win over Chelsea on Thursday, meaning Jurgen Klopp’s side will instead have to settle for a place in the Europa League.

This summer is set to be one of significant change at Anfield, with several players on their way out of the club and a number of big names being linked with moves to Merseyside.

Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner and Roberto Firmino will all depart the club when their contracts expire at the end of June, meaning the game against the Saints will be their last.

Now, though, it appears that Firmino could be in line for a huge move to a European giant.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the striker is one of a number of potential targets being considered by Spanish side Real Madrid.

The Brazilian, who scored during his final appearance at Anfield last weekend, is reportedly being considered by the reigning European champions as they look to bolster their attacking options.

Firmino will leave Liverpool this summer

Firmino, 31 joined the Reds from German side Hoffenheim in 2015 and has since made more than 360 appearances for Liverpool.

He has scored 110 goals and provided 79 assists across all competitions, winning seven trophies including the Champions League and Premier League.

This season, the Brazil international has found his playing time reduced slightly following the arrival of Darwin Nunez last summer.

Firmino has started just 12 Premier League matches so far this term, although he has scored 12 goals across all competitions and also registered five assists.

Whilst Romano claims that the forward is being considered by Real, he does also make clear that no official negotiations or talks have begun between the Spanish side and the player’s representatives.

The player, who would be available as a free agent, is said to be one of ‘four or five’ players being monitored by the La Liga club.

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