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Jurgen Klopp is looking to agree new contracts with three of his first-team stars – and he wants the deals done as soon as possible.
The Liverpool boss is putting plans in place for the season ahead and doesn’t want any uncertainty hanging over his side as they bid to regain the Premier League title from Manchester City.
Georginio Wijnaldum’s contract situation was an unnecessary distraction throughout the whole of last campaign, with the Dutchman snubbing a new deal at Anfield to join Paris Saint-German.
Klopp doesn’t want the Reds to make the same mistake twice, and new contracts for three of his 2020 title winners could be agreed soon.
That’s according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who told the Here We Go Podcast that Liverpool are working on deals for Fabinho, Alisson and Virgil van Dijk.
He said: “At the moment there is nothing advanced. Their priority is sorting out new contracts for Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk.
“They’re working on Fabinho’s deal. They want to extend the contracts of Alisson and Van Dijk as soon as possible.”
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Despite Liverpool’s willingness to agree new contracts with the trio of stars, they do have plenty of leeway.
Fabinho and Van Dijk’s current deals are not due to run out until 2023, while Alisson is contracted until 2024.
Nevertheless, Klopp wants to resolve the situation and kick-on with making additions to his squad this summer.
The Anfield chief is looking to add another attacker to his roster and find a replacement for Wijnaldum in midfield.
Liverpool have been linked with a host of names in both positions, including Kylian Mbappe, Porto star Otavio, Alexander Isak and John McGinn.
The Reds have completed one piece of transfer business so far, bringing in German centre-half Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig for £31.5million.
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