When your team is doing as well as the current iteration of Liverpool is, it only makes sense that management would do their very best to keep the group of players together in order to maintain squad cohesion in the long term.

Although reports of Ballon d’Or favourite Virgil van Dijk signing a new deal appear to have been premature, first teamers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi, and young starlets Curtis Jones and Ki-Jana Hoever have already extended their deals, and according to The Athletics James Pearce, Joël Matip is next in line, with the club having triggered an option to extend his original four-year deal by another season.