Liverpool are planning to enter contract talks with Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Mohamed Salah throughout the subsequent 12 months, to safe the backbone of Jurgen Klopp‘s facet.
The Reds have discovered themselves in a sticky state of affairs this season as Gini Wijnaldum runs out the ultimate months of his deal forward of a probable transfer away on a free switch.
Happily, they’re in a comparatively sturdy place all through the remainder of the squad, however participant retention might be excessive on the checklist of priorities for Michael Edwards within the weeks to return.
To keep away from an identical state of affairs to Wijnaldum taking part in out, talks are required when a participant reaches a minimal of two years left on their current contract.
Three gamers who will enter the ultimate 24 months of their offers this summer season are Van Dijk, Fabinho and Salah, and the Occasions‘ Paul Joyce reviews that the membership will start negotiations with the trio within the close to future.
Joyce additionally names Alisson as one who might be rewarded over the subsequent yr, regardless of the Brazilian being tied to Anfield till 2024 at current.
Although accidents have impacted Van Dijk’s involvement this season, it’s simple that he’s an important a part of Liverpool’s defensive backbone, having joined together with Alisson and Fabinho in 2018.
Salah, in the meantime, is the main purpose risk inside Klopp’s squad, and amid overtures from Spain and agent discuss, resolving his future might be thought-about a key precedence.
Edwards is prone to have a extra easy job with regards to securing the continuing dedication of Alisson, Van Dijk and Fabinho, however the hope might be that Salah stays on Merseyside by means of his peak years.
The fascinating facet of Joyce’s report might be extra these not named, somewhat than these named, with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Xherdan Shaqiri additionally contracted to 2023.
It’s seemingly that Liverpool might be weighing up their worth on the identical time, nonetheless, and Mane, Firmino, Keita and Henderson will be anticipated to be given new offers, too.
Shaqiri is because of be made out there for switch this summer season, nonetheless, whereas Oxlade-Chamberlain is arguably taking part in for his future.