Fabrizio Romano says Liverpool want to complete triple player agreement ‘as soon as possible’

Liverpool are working on extending Fabinho’s contract and want to agree extensions for Alisson and Virgil van Dijk as soon as possible.

While supporters want to see the club announce new signings, it is also hugely important for the Reds to retain the players they have.

We saw what an impact losing Virgil van Dijk to injury had on the side but can you imagine the long-term damage that would be inflicted by him leaving Anfield altogether.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on September 12, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on September 12, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Fortunately, Liverpool’s days as a selling club are behind them and there are no indications that the Reds will be selling the Dutchman or any other key players for that matter.

Contract extensions a priority

Speaking on the Here We Go Podcast, Fabrizio Romano has said that Liverpool are working on extending Fabinho’s contract and will soon turn to Alisson and 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.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MAY 07: Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield on May 07, 2019 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Last week, the Italian journalist claimed that signing an attacker is Liverpool’s priority despite Wijnaldum’s exit.

Liverpool’s transfer options

As we all know, Wijnaldum is gone and needs replacing but with Jordan Henderson returning from injury, whoever arrives in the engine room won’t be an immediate starter.

Fabinho, Hendo and Thiago will most likely be Liverpool’s three midfield starters for the beginning of the 21/22 Premier League season.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 22: Jordan Henderson of England waves to the crowd after the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Czech Republic and England at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2021 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Jordan Henderson of England waves to the crowd after the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group D match between Czech Republic and England at Wembley Stadium on June 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Anfield Central understands that Bissouma is a target but his price tag makes signing him this summer difficult, with Brighton looking to receive £50million.

Meanwhile, we reported on Thursday evening that while talks are not yet underway for Donyell Malen, the club is planning on getting in touch with PSV and Mino Raiola to explore a deal to bring him to Anfield.

Liverpool need a striker to provide Roberto Firmino with healthy competition after he got just 9 goals and 9 assists this season.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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