By 90Min
November 23, 2018

Liverpool have opened up new contract talks with Joe Gomez, and are likely to do the same with Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold following the trio's excellent start to the season.

The Merseyside club have frequently been criticised for their defensive weakness in recent years, but the young core of Gomez, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson – alongside the world class Virgil van Dijk – has seen Liverpool transform into one of the league's most formidable defensive outfits, conceding just five times this season in 12 Premier League matches.

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The Times report that the club have already opened talks with Gomez following his excellent performances at centre-back, the Englishman missing just one Liverpool game in the league this season.

The report also claims that Robertson and Alexander-Arnold's performances will be 'recognised', hinting that the pair will also be in line for contract extensions at the club. While a lot of focus was on incomings at Anfield in the summer, Liverpool appear to be doing some of their best work outside of the transfer window.

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Having already tied down Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah to long term contracts in April and July respectively, the Reds this week confirmed that Sadio Mane had agreed to a contract extension that will see him remain at the club until 2023. 

The Senegalese forward still had two and a half years remaining on his previous contract at the club, but the Reds' hierarchy felt they wanted to reward him after his consistently strong performances since joining from Southampton.

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