Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set to discuss terms over a contract extension, with his current deal set to expire in 2019.
The 28-year-old has enjoyed an excellent start to the season, scoring three goals and laying on another in six games for club and country.
Adapting to a new role in Jurgen Klopp‘s three-man midfield, Lallana looks to be at home, beginning to show the form that earned him a £25 million move to Merseyside in 2014.
As a result, Klopp is looking to reward Lallana’s rise to prominence with a new long-term contract.
That is according to the Express‘ Paul Joyce, who suggests Lallana is the first of many in line for talks over new deals.
Lallana joined the Reds from Southampton on the eve of Luis Suarez’s move to Barcelona, but struggled to replicate the influence he held on the south coast.
For two seasons, the England international played a peripheral role, with the likes of Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho outshining him.
But Klopp’s arrival has prompted a revival of Lallana’s fortunes, and twice already this season he has broken the 2016/17 record for distance covered by a player in a Premier League game.
Most recently, this came in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Leicester City, in which he also blasted home the 100th goal of Klopp’s reign.
This encapsulated Lallana’s synonymity with Klopp’s Liverpool, with the former Bournemouth loanee one of the manager’s most trusted lieutenants, and one of the leaders in his midfield.
A new contract marks a renaissance for Lallana, and Klopp clearly feels this can continue into his 30s.
Joyce suggests Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Divock Origi and Alberto Moreno could also be set for contract extensions, with their current deals also expiring in 2019.
Liverpool have been in talks with Can’s agent for a lengthy spell already, with securing the German’s future, along with that of Origi, of paramount importance to the club’s fortunes in the long term.