Liverpool ‘looking at’ richly deserved new contract offer for "untouchable" star

Fabinho is reportedly in line for a new contract at Liverpool as the Brazilian's importance to the team continues to grow.

The Guardian report that the former Monaco man is one of the next in line for a new deal at Anfield, with the offer set to take him up to the "untouchable" status that the club afford to those just under the biggest wage earners.

At 27, Fabinho currently earns around £100,000 a week on a deal running until 2023.

He is seen as just the right age and profile for Liverpool to want to continue to invest in him, with his status at the club never more important than it currently is in the wake of the serious knee injuries to defenders Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

Those blows have seen a player who was a major part of the Champions League-winning and Premier League-winning vintages of 2019 and 2020 as a defensive midfielder drop into defence, with Fabinho's displays in that position proving exemplary as the Reds have maintained their fine form.

Fabinho sounded keen on a contract renewal when he spoke to Brazilian media outlet UOL in October, saying: “I have this [season] and two more years of contract.

"I intend to fulfil these three years and soon see if there is a renewal or not, but my focus today is on Liverpool and I am very happy here.

“I am in a league that is very good to play, very competitive, when you play here you do not want to leave.”

Fabinho could bring up a century of Liverpool appearances by the end of 2020, with the new deal potentially coming in the new year.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is still hopeful on a new contract for Dutch midfielder Gini Wijnaldum, although at present he seems set to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.

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