Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is set to be offered a new contract by the club.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken of how “important” negotiating a new deal with the Brazil international is to both the club and the player himself.
“It is very important for both sides.” he said.
“I think everything we are doing, the way we play, the way we give him the opportunity constantly to play, he deserves that.
“He deserves that because his work-rate is outstanding but it helped him a lot to step up. He became a different player here.
“Other teams can say ‘Hmmm, he’s really good’ but it is not sure they will play the same way and use him as a nine or a ten or they’ll use him out on the wings.
“It is never sure but of course it is important to keep these players who are at a good age and when there is still space for improvement.
“There is no doubt we want to do that. It’s not that their contracts are ending in the summer, but you can imagine we’re trying to do that.” he finished.
Liverpool supporters will hope that the club can get Firmino to put pen to paper on a new contract as soon as possible.