Liverpool forward, Roberto Firmino, says his desire is to stay at the Merseyside club.
Juventus have reportedly been making strong overtures for the Brazilian over the past week, only to be rebuffed.
The presence of Darwin Núñez and Luis Diaz has increased speculations that he might exit Liverpool. But the 30-year-old says ‘no’.
“I love this team, this city and the fans. I’m here. I want to stay of course,” Firmino told TNT Sports.
After starting his career with Figueirense in 2009, Firmino spent four-and-a-half seasons at Hoffenheim. His 16 goals in 33 games for the 2013–14 Bundesliga season earned him the award for the league’s Breakthrough Player.
In July 2015, he signed for Liverpool. His creativity, goalscoring and work rate have earned him plaudits at Liverpool, with manager Jürgen Klopp referring to him as the “engine” that propels the club’s counter-attacking system.