As opening day of the 2021/22 Premier League season continues to draw near, fans are keeping a watchful eye on squad movement, and while rumours of new midfielders and attackers abound, all of the activity in recent weeks has been outgoing transfers, with Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic and Taiwo Awoniyi all finding new homes for sensible fees.
Following on from the Georginio Wijnaldum saga, contract renewals have also been a hot topic, with a full XI of superstar Reds seeing their contracts end in the next two years, but after Trent Alexander-Arnold signed his extension last Friday, tonight saw the club announce a new long-term deal for Fabinho, tying the midfielder down until 2026.
“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract with the club,” the Brazilian told the club’s official site. “Since the beginning of the conversation, I was really positive about it because it’s what I wanted – staying in this club, keep playing for Liverpool. Now this is official and I’m really happy.
“These last three seasons I’ve been really happy here. I learned a lot with the manager, with all the staff, with the boys as well.
“We achieved things together and for me I think it’s the best place to be,” he continued. “The best place to keep growing, to keep learning from the staff, from the boys. Hopefully we will keep achieving good things.”
As Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mané, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keïta all have deals running out two years from now, it will be interesting to see which players are prioritised as the Reds look to roll their squad over and build the next great team under Jürgen Klopp.