Reds look to reward two midfielders with new contracts

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Liverpool are hoping to extend the contracts of both Gini Wijnaldum and Fabinho with negotiations to take place in the coming weeks.

According to Fabrizio Romano’s piece in The Guardian, The Reds regard Fabinho as one of the “untouchables” at the club, a key player who is likely to play a pivotal role in any success Liverpool are to have over the next few years.

Fans had also been concerned about Gini Wijnaldum’s contract and how negotiations had stalled, leading to a possible exit for the Dutch international next summer.

Thankfully, Romano also says that Liverpool are keen to begin talks again with Wijnaldum’s representatives. Wijnaldum scored Liverpool’s second goal in their 4-0 win over Wolves on Sunday night, once again demonstrating his immense value to Jürgen Klopp’s gameplan.

Regarding the potential deals for both midfielders, Romano wrote:

The 27-year-old has played mainly in central defence this term because of injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez. His deal runs until 2023 but Liverpool hope to extend that to 2025 or 2026 with a hefty pay rise. Fabinho earns £100,000 a week but is in line for an increase that would see him move towards the selection of players just underneath the top earners.

Liverpool also hope to tie Georginio Wijnaldum to a new contract. The 30-year-old’s deal runs out in the summer and he has been linked with Barcelona. Liverpool hope to restart talks with the Dutch midfielder, who has been at the club since 2016, in the next few weeks. Wijnaldum is still not convinced about what his role will be at the club.

Liverpool travel to Denmark this week to play their final Champions League group game. Klopp’s side has already won the group so it’s likely that The Reds will take the opportunity to rest most of their key players with such a hectic schedule over the coming weeks.

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