The 31-year-old striker has chosen not to renew his expiring contract and will part ways with the club in the summer after eight worthwhile years.
Firmino personally notified manager Jurgen Klopp about his decision and had positive talks with him on Friday.
Klopp had expressed several times that he wanted to work with Firmino beyond this summer, but the player has now decided to leave with his next move still undecided.
Klopp had said in early January that he wanted Firmino to stay with Liverpool, and his regard for the number nine has never changed. The manager had made it clear that his wish was for the 31-year-old to sign an extension.
But there is an acceptance on Firmino’s behalf now that his days as a first-choice starter are over.
Liverpool has restocked their attack over the last 12 months, spending £ 180 million on deals for Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo and Fabio Carvalho, as well as extending Diogo Jota’s terms.
Firmino had been enjoying a good season before the World Cup, scoring nine goals and his form was so consistent that Klopp had wondered why it had not been sufficient to secure him a call-up to his country’s squad for Qatar.
Since then, though, he has been limited to just 87 minutes on the pitch over five substitute appearances.
He has suffered a persistent calf issue and it has led to Klopp forming a new attack with Gakpo, Nunez or Jota and Mohamed Salah.
Last term, he made a total of 35 appearances across all competitions as he was disrupted by a series of injuries and troubles that kept him sidelined for weeks and months at a time.
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