Robertson signs new 5-year Liverpool deal as Salah and Henderson talks continue

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Andy Robertson has signed a new deal at Liverpool until 2026.

The Reds full-back was under contract until 2024 but it appears the Merseysiders have rewarded the Scot by offering him a new and improved deal.

Robertson, 27, has become one of the best full-backs in Europe since joining from Hull in 2017 for £8m.

He said: “Obviously when the negotiations started and it looked as if my future was going to be here longer term than what it was, then I think it’s no secret that I’m happy at this club.

“I want to stay at this club for as long as possible and to extend my stay, it’s always a happy time for me, for my family. We’re settled here, we love everything about this football club and I’m glad that the journey is continuing.”

Since arriving at Anfield, Robertson has made 177 appearances for the club.

He continued: “When you sign for a massive club, I still remember the day as if it was yesterday when I signed here and obviously you have ambitions to become a regular player for Liverpool, to win trophies for this club, to do everything else but the way it’s gone has been excellent.

“But since the very start of my career I’ve always been one to look forward: that’s in the past, that’s something that I can sit down with the people who want to listen to me when I’ve hung up my boots and retired and I can tell them all the stories that we’ve already made.

“But I’m certainly one, and I know a lot of people in this training ground just now are people to look forward and people [who want] to create more history, more stories.

"Hopefully people get bored of me when I’ve retired and I can sit down for hours and hours and tell them about all the stories!

“They’re certainly building up but I want to make more and obviously hopefully starting with this season. We want to achieve more, we want to bring hopefully more trophies, more happiness to this club.

“The only way of doing that is by working hard and having the same application that we have done since day one.”

He joins Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk in agreeing new long-term contracts this summer.

Liverpool are still in discussions with captain Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah over a new deal.

There is confidence that Henderson's future will be sorted while Salah is not as close to penning a new contract just yet.

Sadio Mane's deal runs until 2023 so he is another the Reds will want to tie down.

It is clear that Liverpool are looking to sort the futures of their current stars this summer rather than splashing big money on new signings.

They have brought in defender Ibrahima Konate for £36m but with just a week to go in the transfer window it doesn't look like there will be further additions.

Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri has departed with a £9.5m fee agreed with Lyon and the move is expected to be confirmed soon.

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