We’re always pleased to see Liverpool tying down our starters to the club long-term.
And it seems that in the New Year, there’ll be contract extensions for Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana.
That’s according to Neil Moxley in the Mirror, who thinks Coutinho’s new deal will be a bumper one, so as to warn off potential suitors like Barcelona and PSG.
Lallana and Lovren have just over two and a half years left on their respective deals, but Liverpool don’t want to take any risks and will extend both their deals at the nearest possible opportunity.
In the summer, we extended Jurgen Klopp and his backroom team’s contracts until 2022, so it’s similarly important to tie down our best players as well.
We’re most worried about Coutinho, as assume Lovren and Lallana will stay with us until Klopp decides otherwise.
The Brazilian though is entering his peak and at 24, could well command a world-record transfer fee. He’s very close to the ‘world-class’ bracket and regardless of any monumental future offers, Liverpool simply have to keep hold – as shown by Luis Suarez’s success in Barcelona and our quick demise following his exit.