Liverpool are not expected to be particularly busy in the remainder of the January transfer window, though that shouldn’t prevent them from laying the foundations for future success over the coming week. Jurgen Klopp has made it no secret that he is content with his current squad, but additions will be wanted further down the line.
The Reds orchestrated a major reshuffle of their midfield ranks during the summer transfer window, signing Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo. The quartet have all hit the ground running at Anfield, leading the club to the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool are happy with their current side, with their only business so far this month focusing on loan deals. Fabio Carvalho, Rhys Williams, Vitezslav Jaros and Luke Chambers have all been allowed to spend the remainder of the campaign elsewhere.
However, the Reds have the opportunity to achieve two ideal outcomes in what remains of the window to ensure that they have a sensational core crop of players for the foreseeable future…
Three contract deals agreed
Three of Liverpool’s most important players are out of contract in 2025: Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold. The trio are all stalwarts in Klopp’s side and have transfer valuations of comfortably over £100million each, meaning that new deals would not only retain their price tags but also ensure that the Reds have three important players tied down for the foreseeable future.
Salah, Van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold would all not be short of offers from the very top European sides if they did become free agents in 2025, and the risk of them having their heads turned by suitors whilst in the final 12 months of their contracts is too significant to ignore. The higher powers in Merseyside may not feel that the extensions are a pressing issue at present, but they need to deal with the matter sooner rather than later. Getting them agreed now, well in advance of the summer, would help them.