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Liverpool hero McManaman surprised by Firmino sale talk

Liverpool hero Steve McManaman can't see Roberto Firmino being sold.

The Brazil striker has been linked with Barcelona in recent days.

But McManaman told horseracing.net: "Liverpool don't want to lose him and he's still under contract.

"Would he be able to play in La Liga? Yes. Firmino's style of play and the way he plays would suit a big team like Barcelona down to the ground, without a shadow of a doubt. But I would be amazed if something like that happened. Barcelona have just about got Ferran Torres onto their books and there's no way they can get players of Firmino's ilk at the moment.

"They may do next year, when they're commercially back operating and the fans start to come back, and they're improving. But a lot rests on Barcelona getting into the Champions League next year. If they finish out of the top four, it's going to be nigh-on impossible for them to attract that type of player and pay that type of money."


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