Exclusive: Ex-City ace tips Klopp to agree his priority deal - 'Players want to be at Liverpool'
Liverpool will have no problems in tying Georginio Wijnaldum down to a new contract.
That is according to ex-Tottenham and Man City midfielder Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, about how the 29-year-old will be eager to pen an extension.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, tying the Netherlands international to a new contract is Jurgen Klopp’s number one priority this summer, with talks underway over a new deal.
His current terms expire in the summer of 2021, leaving Liverpool just under 18 months to get a deal done.
However, Brown does not think the Reds need to worry about rushing anything, suggesting players like Wijnaldum will be willing to wait in order to secure their futures at Anfield.
Brown told Football Insider: “Would you want a player of his ability to be on a longer contract? Possibly, with two years.
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“You don’t really want anyone under two years, any of the players who have played regularly. Liverpool are in a great position, Wijnaldum will want to stay at Liverpool.
“The tides are turning for Liverpool in that they don’t have to rush it so much as they would have a few years ago. Players will want to be at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp so they’ll get the deal done when they’re ready.”
Wijnaldum has played 38 times across all competitions for Liverpool this season, scoring five goals so far.
He has a total of 177 appearances under his belt at Anfield, having joined from Newcastle United back in 2016.
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