Several big names, as ECHO has already pointed out, are priorities for discussions: on their return from the Copa America, the Brazilian duo Fabinho and Alisson Becker will enter into talks, while Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are also on the list of renewals.
Salah, Van Dijk and Fabinho all have two seasons left on their deals, so the urgency with them is more pressing for a deal to be made to secure their future.
Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alisson, however, who are all also on the priority list this summer, have three more years to go on their current contracts.
The fact that they too are seen as priorities underlines their importance to the team both now and in the future, as well as the fact that Liverpool are keen to reward their current stars for the progress they have made over the course of the last two seasons.
“Alisson deserves everything he gets this summer,” Paul Gorst said in Blood Red’s latest Agenda podcast.
“It wasn’t a perfect, vintage season on his part – there were some mistakes, for example, against Man City – but he’s generally so calm and assertive.
“He makes tough things easier and keeps it simple without any problems and is quite simply one of the absolute elite goalkeepers in world football.
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“If he signs a contract extension and stays for the duration, he will become one of the best goalies of all time. ”
Alisson signed a five-year contract in 2018 upon his arrival from AS Roma, while Alexander-Arnold’s last extension was in January 2019.
Robertson’s last deal also dates back to January 2019, when he signed an extension on improved terms.
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With the three, it wouldn’t hurt to wait a few more months, and none of the three will likely ever have been attempted, Liverpool are keen to tie them up as soon as possible.
“For Trent and Robertson, again, their performances speak for themselves,” Gorst added.
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“It wasn’t a fantastic season for Liverpool, but Robertson was still there and Trent really got back into shape in the last few months of the season.
“Trent is only 22 years old and for me he is one of the best right-backs in Europe, playing for his club from childhood, and it would be obvious to tie him up for the next few years.
“He has plans one day as Liverpool captain so it will be great to see him blossom over the next few years.
“All three fully deserve new contracts. “
Liverpool may have lost Gini Wijnaldum for nothing, but the central core of their team should remain the same.