Roberto Firmino: Al-Ahli sign Brazilian striker on free transfer

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After leaving Liverpool, Roberto Firmino signed a three-year contract with Al-Ahli of the Saudi Pro League.

The 31-year-old Brazilian forward’s contract with Liverpool ended at the end of the last campaign, making him a free agent. Following his 2015 transfer from Hoffenheim to the Reds, Firmino scored 111 goals in 362 appearances.

He helped Liverpool win the Champions League in 2019, the Premier League in 2020, and the FA Cup and League Cup in 2022 by forming a lethal attacking combination with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. In December 2019, Liverpool defeated Flamengo and won the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time due to a goal by Firmino in extra time.

He joins Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy at Al-Ahli after he departed Chelsea last week. He is one of the numerous high-profile players that Saudi Arabian teams have signed this summer. N’Golo Kante, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, and Marcelo Brozovic have all swapped England for Saudi Arabia, along with former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard, who has taken over as manager of Al-Ettifaq.

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