In the wake of Liverpool’s captain, Jordan Henderson, penning a new long-term contract at the Club, many will be wondering who will be next to sign on the dotted line.
In recent times, we’ve seen the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and now Jordan Henderson commit their future to the Reds, but there are still others who we would like to see show us that their future lies nowhere else other than at Anfield.
These contracts are a clear indication that the players believe that Klopp is building something spectacular that players want nothing more than to be a part of. So who would we like to see put pen to paper next? I’ve chosen three players who I would love to see offered a new deal at Liverpool.
The obvious choice.
Liverpool’s new number 10 has enjoyed a blistering start to the new season, scoring four goals in as many games and turning in sublime all-around performances along with his goal-scoring contributions.
It’s fair to say that his form is of no surprise, as Sadio has been nothing but professional and a real asset to Liverpool, being a pivotal part of dangerous attacking line-ups and helping to spring numerous counter attacks and chipping in with many vital goals along the way.
Although Sadio’s current deal doesn’t expire until 2021, his form and continual growth under Klopp’s tutelage will undoubtedly be attracting suitors from elsewhere.
Rumours began circulating last summer that the Galacticos themselves were sniffing after Sadio until the man himself came out and publicly denied any rumours that he wanted a move away from Merseyside.
Contract negotiations are currently on-going with the Senegalese, but if current form is something to go by, don’t expect an announcement any time soon. Contract talks seem to be done at a slower, more controlled speed of late than in the past, so this slice of good news might well be a long time coming.
As long as it arrives at some point, we’ll all be happy because Sadio is crucial to Liverpool’s success going forward.
Mr Ribena himself has always been a steady player throughout his career, and he’s been exactly that during his time at Liverpool.
The past two seasons, however, Milner has been fantastic. He’s not just been a squad member, he’s been a vital part of the resurgence Liverpool have seen under Klopp.
Although he’s now 32, Milner still looks fresh and fighting fit and always puts a shift in for the side. He’s proven himself as a creative spark too, providing many assists over the last year or so – especially that campaign in last season’s Champions League where he broke the record for providing the most assists..
His current deal runs out at the end of the season, and I think Liverpool would be foolish not to offer him some form of a contract extension to keep him around despite his age.
His experience and know-how are invaluable and he can still do such a good job for the team, either from a starting position or from the bench.
This is a player who needs to be tied down to a long-term future at Anfield. This boy is the future.
He’s another player who is under contract til 2021, but he’s another player who will no doubt start attracting interest at some point and Liverpool need to be sure that they keep hold of him.
He is clearly loving his time Liverpool and the fans love him, and his performances reflect this. Everyone wants to see a local lad do well and Trent is the epitome of that.
He’s been a breath of fresh air at right back and has made poor old Nathaniel Clyne an almost forgotten man.
Both defensively and going forward he has excelled and long may that continue because this is a player whose potential is sky high.
To regretfully use the old saying, signing these players to new deals could be like having a new signing. Keeping them on board and part of Klopp’s plans is as important as anything else. These three players are big members of the team that need to be kept around and I can’t see Klopp not doing so.