Liverpool to open contract talks with second forward

Date published: Monday 19th February 2018 10:09

Liverpool are looking to ‘reward’ Sadio Mane with an ‘improved’ contract at Anfield.

Mane joined Liverpool for £34million from Southampton in summer 2016, signing a five-year contract.

The Senegalese has been somewhat overshadowed by the output of his fellow forwards in Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino this season, but still has 12 goals and seven assists in 28 games.

The Liverpool Echo are one of numerous outlets reporting that the club wish to offer him ‘an improved and extended contract’.

Their report adds that while there has been speculation that his wages could be doubled, that is ‘wide of the mark’. However, Liverpool are still keen to ‘reward’ his performances this season.

Jurgen Klopp, sporting director Michael Edwards and FSG, the club’s owners, are all mentioned as ‘huge fans of the player’.

Teammate Firmino is also in line for a new contract, with Liverpool eager to keep him at the club ‘for the rest of his career’.

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