Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool managed to take nothing more than a point from their game against Southampton at the weekend and are now in the middle of a race to the top-4 with Arsenal and Manchester City closing in quickly.
The manager will not be happy with the way things have gone in the last few games as Liverpool have managed just four points from the last three league games.
However, Klopp will hope that his side are back in form this weekend when they travel to the Olympic Stadium to face a West Ham side, who are fighting for a top-half finish.
While Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana will have big roles to play in this game, Brazil star Roberto Firmino will also have to be at his best for Liverpool to take anything from this game.
The top goal scorer for Liverpool currently available for selection, Firmino has been in exceptional form this season for the Reds, scoring 12 goals in all competitions.
He has been a savoir on more than one occasion and has scored three winners so far this season.
And according to the latest documents ousted in the Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football, Firmino has earned insane amounts of money in forms of bonuses on his contract.
Firmino’s first five goals this season saw him rewarded with a £25,000 payout every time he found the net, and it got even better when he got a massive £45,000 bonus for goals between 6 and 10.
He has also received two separate payments of £65,000 as part of the deal for goals between 11 and 16, as he has 12 goals to his name this season.
But that is not it, Firmino will receive £85,000 for every goal he scores over and above 16 goals for the season. In terms of assists, Firmino has pocketed an incredible sum of £190,000, for his six this season.
To be precise, £31,000 for every assist he has supplied this season.
But the Brazilian is not the only one with such bonus clauses in their contracts.
The document also claims that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has earnt himself a £2.86 million goal bonus but was four Premier League starts short of earning himself a contract extension to next season.
It is also reported that Paul Pogba earns a weekly wage of ‘only’ £165,588-a-week, though from next year Pogba will get a loyalty bonus of £3.4 million a year on top of earning an extra £36k-a-week if United are successful in winning the Europa League this season.
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