Liverpool are not currently drawing up a renewed contract for Andrew Robertson, contrary to reports over the weekend.
The left-back has been outstanding since breaking into the starting line-up last December and asserted himself as something of an immovable object under Jurgen Klopp.
His blend of traditional defensive vigour and attacking tenacity has fuelled a glowing reputation as a favourite among Reds and an inspired bargain following his arrival from Hull City for just £10million.
It was recently reported by the Mirror that Liverpool were set to double Robertson’s wages to beyond £60,000-a-week with a new deal as a reward for his fine form.
Those claims were seemingly premature, with the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce insisting there are currently no plans to open talks over an extension. He also reports that talks over a new contract won’t begin until next summer.
It isn’t so much a delay on tying Robertson down for the long-haul, but instead a reflection of the relaxed situation granted by the four years that remain on his current deal.
Robertson himself knows just how quickly circumstances can deviate, having been handed his opportunity to impress as a consequence of Alberto Moreno’s injury layoff over the festive period.
The 24-year-old had played understudy up until that point as Moreno built on a pre-season resurgence that subsequently quashed suggestions of a summer departure.
A prevailing aspect of Robertson’s impression has been the undying will to continue improving despite already looking impossible to dislodge from Jurgen Klopp’s first eleven.
Maintain his stunning form and a new deal won’t be too far away.