Liverpool ‘planning extensions for Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino’

Liverpool 'planning extensions for Mane, Firmino'

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Liverpool could offer to extend Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane‘s stays at Anfield beyond the end of next season, according to journalist Ian Doyle.

The Reds announced on Thursday that manager Jurgen Klopp has signed a new two-year deal at the club to stay until 2026, while negotiations are also ongoing with Mohamed Salah.

Firmino and Mane are due to become free agents in 2023 alongside Salah, but Liverpool Echo reporter Doyle is expecting the Reds to offer to extend the attackers’ contracts for at least another year.

When asked during a Q&A if there was any update on Mane and Firmino’s contract situations, Doyle responded: “Nothing yet. In fact, I doubt there’ll be much on contracts now until the season has finished. It isn’t a priority right now as the focus is now completely on winning games and winning trophies.

“Mind you, the potential last game is only a month away, so not long to wait. I’d be surprised if Firmino or Mane leave in the summer, although certainly with the latter his stock is extremely high right now. I’d imagine Liverpool will at the very least offer them something to extend their stay.”

Mane has registered 20 goals and provided three assists in 44 matches this term, while the injury-hit Firmino has banked 11 strikes and four assists in 31 games across all tournaments.

The latter is currently dealing with a foot injury, and Klopp revealed on Friday that he will miss out against Newcastle United in the weekend’s Premier League contest.

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Liverpool ‘planning extensions for Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino’

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