By Danny Mills

26th Mar, 2020 | 6:45am

'It's very important to tie him to a new deal' - Liverpool Exclusive: Danny Mills £67m ace claim

Danny Mills stressed the importance of tying Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson down to a new contract after a hugely successful start at Anfield.

The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 27-year-old could have over ten years left of his career if he keeps himself fit.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Reds are moving to tie key players down to new contracts with Virgil van Dijk to be offered a £50million package and Jurgen Klopp keen for Wijnaldum to extend his stay.

Alisson, only into his second season at Anfield, is currently contracted with the club until 2024.

Mills claimed improved terms are imperative given the effect the Brazil international has had on Klopp’s side.

“It is very important Liverpool tie him down to a new deal,” he told Football Insider.

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He is calmness personified. He is exceptional at what he does and gives everyone that assurance with that air of confidence that he has.

“We have seen goalkeepers go on to their late thirties and there is no reason that he is not of that ilk. Alisson keeps himself fit, as players do in this day and age, so there is every chance he could have a very long career.”  

The Brazilian goalkeeper was signed from AS Roma for £67million, a world-record fee for a goalkeeper at the time.

Alisson has struggled with injuries this season but has still managed an impressive 14 clean sheets in his 28 appearances for the Premier League leaders.

In other Liverpool news, Kevin Phillips has told Football Insider club will slash price tag and sell ace “at his peak” this summer.