Liverpool are expected to offer new contracts to several players following the club’s qualification for the Champions League final. Liverpool have already agreed a new £180,000-a-week deal with forward Roberto Firmino, making him the highest paid player at Anfield. Now, the Reds are ready to spend more money to keep key players at the club.
Liverpool new contracts – Who’s next?
It is being reported that both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will be offered new contracts with improved financial numbers in the offseason. The Express reported that both forwards will be given deals as repayment for their excellent seasons and to keep them alongside Firmino for the future.
However, the forwards are not the only members of Jurgen Klopp’s team to get a new deal. Full-back Alberto Moreno and centre-back Ragnar Klavan are being lined up for extensions.
Both players will enter their final contract year in 2018-19. Klopp is interested in keeping both at Anfield and having as little turnover as possible. The Reds are expected to finish in the top four for the second straight year, and the hopes of winning a first ever Premier League trophy are high.
Liverpool new contracts for Moreno and Klavan
Although Moreno has been ridiculed by supporters and pundits following his nightmare Europa League final performance in 2016, he has rebounded from it. The Spaniard has been used in a back-up role, but has come on when needed to play as a first-choice defender.
Meanwhile, Klavan has been a solid fourth-choice centre-back since the arrival of Virgil van Dijk in January. Since the injury of Joel Matip, he has found more opportunities for game time. Klavan came on as a substitute against Roma in the Champions League semifinal second leg loss.
By keeping the two defenders, Klopp will have a deep squad to pick from next season as the Reds fight on four fronts, assuming they qualify for the Champions League once more.
According to Totalsportek, Moreno currently earns £40,000-a-week, while Klavan is on £55,000.