Liverpool preparing life-time contract extension for 26-year-old attacker

Liverpool are set to suggest Roberto Firmino a new deal that will keep him at the club until the end of his playing career.

The 26-year-old Brazilian still has two years remaining on his current deal but will be proposed the chance to perform the rest of his career to Jurgen Klopp’s side after establishing Anfield bosses he is the sort of player they need long-term.

Negotiations over a new deal have not yet started in earnest, but that will “happen soon”, according to the Telegraph.

Coutinho’s £142million exit has caused the club to reevaluate their policy when it comes to their star players.

Barcelona recently offered Andres Iniesta a ‘contract for life’, and it seems Liverpool may be about to follow the Catalan giants’ example.

The report also claims Firmino is likely to be one of the “major beneficiaries of Liverpool’s injection of cash” from the Coutinho sale.

Liverpool do not believe the sale of vital players will become the norm under Klopp, as it did for him when he was Borussia Dortmund manager.

They are also said to be sure of turning the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to guarantee their futures to the side, despite interest in the former from Real Madrid.

Firmino recently wrote on Instagram about how the club was changed without his compatriot Coutinho.

He said: “Liverpool is no longer the same without you my magical brother.

“I wish you infinite success, which you enjoy life and realise all your dreams brother.”