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Six Liverpool stars assessing futures amid slump as contracts near expiration

A number of Liverpool first team players including Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah will soon enter the final two years of their deals as the club struggle to qualify for the Champions League.

The Reds have endured a steep decline this term having won the league last season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side languish in eighth and could miss out on the top four following a poor run of form.

Liverpool have won just three times in their last 14 games and could face huge financial ramifications if they miss out on European football.

It is around this point that they enter into discussions with players whose contracts have roughly two years to run.

Virgil van Dijk will soon enter the final two years of his deal

But it is understood by the Telegraph that some intermediaries believe their recent title win will carry little sentiment when it comes to negotiations.

Van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Salah, Roberto Firmino, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson will soon be entering the final two years of their deals.

The Dutch defender, despite being absent for much of the season, is poised to be rewarded with a new deal.

Fabinho, who has filled in for Van Dijk this term, only moved to Anfield in 2018 while skipper Henderson is unlikely to seek a move elsewhere.

Liverpool's front three all have their contract expiring in 2023
Liverpool’s front three all have their contract expiring in 2023

Liverpool’s attacking trio could be a different story however with some suggesting their forward line is in need of a reshuffle.

Firmino has been at the club since 2015 but has struggled for goals this term and has faced competition from Diogo Jota.

Salah has been involved in the exit rumour mill, especially after he praised Real Madrid and Barcelona back in December.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League could prove telling in discussions as players weigh up their next moves.

It is not uncommon for clubs to reward players financially when they achieve success with the Reds earning £95m from their 2019 continental triumph, but that option may be unavailable shoud Liverpool fail to qualify




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