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Liverpool ecstatic as superstar signals he’ll sign record-breaking deal despite Klopp exit

One of the three Liverpool superstars whose contracts are all set to expire in just over a year’s time has made thrashing out a bumper new deal at Anfield his ‘number one priority’ according to a report.

For the first time in nearly a decade, Liverpool won’t have Jurgen Klopp leading their charge come the summer. Klopp’s impending exit is a huge blow for the Reds and speculation has swirled the departures might extend to the playing personnel too.

The likes of Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara are both expected to leave when their contracts expire this summer. However, with both players deep into their 30s and Thiago in particular unable to stay fit, their exits shouldn’t affect Liverpool too badly.

But losing any or all of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah would be a killer blow for Liverpool’s next manager.

The superstar trio are all contracted to the summer of 2025. Along with Alisson Becker and Andy Robertson, they are Liverpool’s leading lights and have been crucial to the success Liverpool have experienced in the Klopp era.

Today’s update regards Alexander-Arnold who has grown in stature since being appointed vice-captain last summer.

Fabrizio Romano confirmed Real Madrid are sizing up the ultra-creative right-back who despite being just 25 years of age, co-leads the Premier League’s all-time chart for assists provided by a defender.

Real Madrid’s chances of pulling off a blockbuster coup hinge entirely on Alexander-Arnold not signing a new deal. There has been speculation Liverpool’s major names could use Klopp’s exit to seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.

Adding to Liverpool’s fears was Romano’s insistence talks over a new deal for Alexander-Arnold are yet to open.

source – Liverpool ecstatic as superstar signals he’ll sign record-breaking deal despite Klopp exit (teamtalk.com)