Liverpool ‘arrange new deals for SIX stars – including Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane – after Trent Alexander-Arnold signs new terms … but Roberto Firmino is NOT ready for an extension’ despite his contract expiring in 2023
Liverpool are reportedly looking for a further six stars for new deals after Trent Alexander-Arnold signed a contract extension.
The 22-year-old right-back put new terms on paper, pushing him through to 2025, with reports suggesting the England international will now be one of the highest paid players at Anfield.
But according to The AthleticSporting director Michael Edwards’ work has only just begun with the club hoping to extend the deals of many other established members of Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
Liverpool want six more players to sign new deals after Trent Alexander-Arnold puts down a 2025 extension
Prime among the six players are forwards Mohamed Salah (left) and Sadio Mane (right)
Strikers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are among the best among the players Liverpool hope to hold onto new deals, but their attacking partner Roberto Firmino is not in line with a contract extension.
The trio scored 42 Premier League goals for Liverpool last season, but the report claims it is unrealistic for the Brazilian to be rewarded in the same way as his African team-mates, despite his contract expiring in 2023.
Goalkeeper Alisson, star player Virgil van Dijk and left-back Andy Robertson are among the defensive options the club would like to see to reconnect their future with the club.
Brazilian star Fabinho completes the list of six, but reports suggest talks with his midfield team-mate Jordan Henderson have stalled after initial talks earlier this summer.
Roberto Firmino is reportedly not in line for a new deal, despite his current one expiring in 2023
Liverpool also want Andy Robertson (left) and Virgil van Dijk (right) to sign new terms
Van Dijk and Salah’s deals – just like Firmino’s – will also expire in less than two years.
The same goes for Henderson, Mane and Fabinho, who will also see their contracts expire in 2023.
Alisson, meanwhile, has another 12 months, while Robertson currently has the longest deal of all, with the Reds reportedly having an option to keep Robertson on their books until 2025 after the new deal he signed two years ago.
But Liverpool hope all those stars see the club’s future as rosy as Alexander-Arnold does after his extension.
Brazilian duo Alisson (left) and Fabinho (right) make up the reported list of six players
Talks with Captain Jordan Henderson have stalled after the first talks this summer
“I’m honored to have been given the opportunity and given the confidence in the club to get an extension, so it was a good idea for me,” Alexander-Arnold told the club. the official website of the club after signing its new four-year extension.
“The state the club is in and where I am in my career is always a good option for me. It’s always good to extend and make sure I’m here longer. I’m made up.
“It’s the only club I’ve ever really known, so to be here so long and be here longer is great for me and my family.
“It’s a proud moment for me – it always has been – to sign a new contract here. Getting the confidence, as I said before, by the club and the staff is a great feeling.’
But Liverpool hope sporting director Michael Edwards (left) will be busy in the coming months