Liverpool are close to agreeing a new five-year contract with Alisson, with the club in the “final stages” of talks with the Brazilian goalkeeper’s representatives.
While the majority of the Reds squad are in pre-season, Alisson is currently on holiday in Rio Grande do Sul, having been part of the Brazil squad that reached the Copa America final.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, likely relaying word from the player’s agency, the two parties are in the “final stages” of talks, with the “final details and clauses expected to be fixed in the next weeks.”
By the time his prospective new terms expire, Alisson will be three months shy of his 34th birthday and likely to have been through his peak years as a goalkeeper.
It would be a major coup for Liverpool to secure the services of their No. 1 for the long term, with the 28-year-old undoubtedly one of the best in the world in his position.
The same can be said of Salah, Fabinho, Robertson and Alexander-Arnold, with retaining key players as important as making additions to Klopp’s current squad – if not more so.
In the coming weeks and months, decisions will be made over the futures of Divock Origi and James Milner, whose deals run out in 2022, while eight other players including Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane are all contracted to 2023.