Liverpool are reportedly planning talks with Andy Robertson over an improved contract, which would double the left-back’s current wage.
Robertson has established himself as a key figure on Merseyside since his £8 million move from Hull City last summer, taking a considerable step up.
Despite impressing at the KC Stadium, his move remained a calculated gamble for Liverpool, and after a slow start this has certainly paid off.
The 24-year-old is now one of the standout full-backs in the Premier League, and played a pivotal role in last season’s dramatic run to the Champions League final.
He was Jurgen Klopp‘s top assist-maker in pre-season, with four, and laid on Mohamed Salah‘s opener in the 4-0 victory over West Ham last weekend.
Now, his fine form is set to be rewarded, according to the Mirror, who claim he is in line for a new deal that would “see him pocket more than £60,000 a week.”
The Scot still has three years remaining on his existing terms, but the club are seemingly eager to tie him down for the long term to avoid a possible departure.
Liverpool are said to be “confident terms will be tied up quickly,” which would be another major boost after a summer that heralded some excellent business.
The signings of Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri have significant bolstered Klopp’s squad, while both Mohamed Salah and Rhian Brewster have signed new contracts.
Roberto Firmino put pen to paper on an extended deal in April, and Sadio Mane is expected to do similar in the coming weeks.
After addressing the deficiencies in Klopp’s starting lineup ahead of 2018/19, the Reds would be sensible in securing the futures of those already key to their success.
Though £60,000 a week seems relatively low for a regular first-team player at Liverpool, with Salah, Firmino and Virgil van Dijk earning more than double that, it does reflect Robertson’s low profile.
If the Mirror are to be believed, this would be another brilliant move by the club.