Liverpool must make nine contract decisions including Mohamed Salah

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp face some key decisions in the coming months as they decide on their long-term future.

Klopp’s contract ends in 2024 and given his success, the Reds will be desperate to keep him for as long as they can.

The German has hinted at leaving Anfield when his deal expires but with the relationship he has with the club and supporters, it would be a major blow.

It means ensuring Klopp’s happy is of utmost importance and keeping the spine of his team will go a long way to doing that.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson all have deals which end in 2023.

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The quintet are all vital players for Liverpool but have admirers at other clubs.

The futures of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is less certain with injuries hampering them throughout their time at Anfield.

Roberto Firmino’s work ethic and team-work has made him a guaranteed starter for Klopp over the past two years but an upgrade for him could be sort.

Xherdan Shaqiri is unlikely to remain at Liverpool until the end of his contract, when he will be 32.

Meanwhile, Klopp has praised youngsters Rhys Williams and Neco Williams, who have been thrust into action in recent weeks due to an injury crisis in defence.

He said: “Look, if somebody is a Liverpool youth or Academy player in general, he has already, for sure, a lot of talent – otherwise you can’t make the cut.

“When you then go through all these difficult moments in your youth academy career then you are already used to some difficult situations and some pressure.

“But when you come up and you make the final step and you have to play in a competitive game for the first team, that’s a different animal. I think the boys adapted really well.

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“They did a lot of really good stuff, helped us enormously, are very important – not only in the moment, but especially in the moment.

“The only problem they have from time to time is that people compare them with the guy who played the position before them. They are, in our case, all world-class players and that makes it maybe kind of difficult for people to see clear how talented these boys are.

“But from my point of view, they did really, really well.”

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