Liverpool and Curtis Jones are close to successfully completing negotiations over a new contract for the 21-year-old midfielder, according to several reasonably reliable sources.
Jones has had a tough season so far, along with the rest of his squad, with injuries meaning he misses a total of 13 games in all competitions this season, four more than he has managed so far. However, manager Jurgen Klopp obviously has confidence that the academy graduate will reach the right level to be a valuable asset in the coming years.
Meanwhile, the Merseyside club are also in talks with Roberto Firmino, whose current contract expires at the end of the season.
The 31-year-old forward has been one of the few Liverpool players to perform at a consistently high level this season, with nine goals and four assists in 21 appearances in all competitions. His contribution to all that Liverpool have achieved under Jurgen Klopp is immeasurable.
Firmino, who was surprisingly left out of Brazil’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar, has recently been linked up with Juventus.