Adam Lallana will have his outstanding form this season recognised when he becomes the next Liverpool player to be tied down to a long-term contract.
The England midfielder has been one of the shining lights in Jurgen Klopp's team this season and talks are at an advanced stage over a deal worth £150,000 per week that will keep him at Anfield until 2021.
Lallana has just over two years of his current terms to run but he has never made any secret about wanting to stay with Liverpool for as long as possible and would even be happy to finish his career on Merseyside.
No problems are envisaged about concluding negotiations with Lallana's advisors and Liverpool believe securing the 28-year-old's services are crucial for the next step of the team's development.
He will follow Philippe Coutinho's lead in committing to Klopp's project and the financial terms that are being discussed put him in the bracket alongside the Brazilian, in terms of his importance.
Klopp is a huge fan of Lallana and once described him as being his 'biggest surprise' after he arrived to take over in October 2015, such is his willingness to execute the German's gameplan.
Once Lallana's business is concluded, Liverpool will then look to finalise a deal with Dejan Lovren, who arrived from Southampton at the same time as Lallana in the summer of 2014.
Lovren, too, has two years remaining on his contract but Liverpool want to keep him. There is no sign, however, of talks with Emre Can, the Germany international, reaching a point where he can put pen to paper.
Klopp is already plotting the next stage of Liverpool's development and once he has the futures of the core members of the current group secured, he will begin the process of recruitment.
It promises to be another busy summer at Anfield, with Klopp keen on signing Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic and Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen.
There will, however, be more additions, given that Liverpool are on course to be back in Europe. The squad will need more depth and quality to withstand the amount of fixtures.
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