Liverpool Set To Complete Three New Deals Worth £250,000k-A-Week

Following a contract extension handed to Daniel Sturridge last week which would see the English forward earn up to a reported £150, 000 on a weekly basis, Liverpool are willing to tie a couple of other players in their squad similar extension to their contracts. Brendan Rogers seems to be tying down the core of his team to a long term contract extension as Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Phillipe Coutinho have all been mentioned in the media as being poised for contract extension talks. The Anfield outfit signed a couple of players in the summer- Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic, Emre Can, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli- but the core of the team which almost won them the title last year would make sense to be retained and that exactly is what the management at Liverpool are trying to do.

Jordan Henderson, who contributed immensely to Liverpool’s strong performance last season, has assured the fans that he would sign a new contract with the club. He said: ‘‘I am just concentrating on playing football. I am not worried about that. I am enjoying my football. I love this club and I want to be here for many years, so that shouldn’t be an issue. I’ll let my agent sort that out, it’s nothing to do with me.’’ Henderson has massively improved over the last two seasons and has been instrumental to the Brendan Rogers’ side rise to prominence in recent times. Whether his agent would negotiate a very good deal in the range of what Daniel Sturridge would earn, on his behalf, is left to be seen and really may not bother many Liverpool fans. The player has assured that he wants to be at the club for many years and obviously his weekly wage would be increased.

Phillipe Coutinho, who Liverpool signed from Inter Milan two seasons ago, also has improved over the years, scoring goals and making assists, operating from the central midfield position. The 22-year-old Brazilian has been a revelation at the club and was an important figure in the Liverpool team that pushed the title race right down to the wire last season. Though he has had a slow start to this season, he is also said to be on the verge of contract extension with his employers. His, would seem very important to Brendan Rogers as he now has some competition in the midfield with the signing of Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Emre Can. It would be wise to tie Coutinho down to a long term contract as he would still be useful to Liverpool on a long term basis. At just 22, a long term contract of about 5 years would not only motivate the player with the sense of belonging, but also would increase Liverpool’s valuation of him if eventually a club makes an enquiry about him in the future. More importantly to Liverpool is the quality that Coutinho brings into the team and his further improvement is imminent giving the fact that he still got many more playing years ahead of him.

Raheem Sterling is another youngster that has made his name known playing for Liverpool. The 20-year-old player is very instrumental to Liverpool’s impressive run last season and this earned him a call-up into the English national team that played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil. Sterling has been the subject of transfer talks from Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Spanish heavyweight, Real Madrid. Therefore, Liverpool would do well to convince and tie Sterling to a long term contract. Whether Sterling is eventually sold in the foreseeable future or he stays at Liverpool on the long term, the Brendan Rogers led squad would be the better for tying the player down to a long term contract. The Anfield outfit would either gain a fortune from his sale or gain some titles with his performances.

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