Liverpool attacking duo in line for Anfield pay rises

Date published: Thursday 5th October 2017 9:44

Liverpool are set to reward Ben Woodburn and Roberto Firmino with new contracts, according to a report.

The Liverpool Echo claims Wales international Woodburn is set to be rewarded with improved terms when he turns 18 later this month.

The young forward has been called up to the Wales squad and has clocked up 10 senior appearances under Jurgen Klopp since he made his debut for the club last November.

Last month the Guardian and Mirror reported Woodburn was in line for a new deal with the latter claiming his current £40,000-a-year salary will rise to around £25,000 a week.

Woodburn, who scored Wales’ winning goal from the bench against Austria in September and laid on Wales’ opener against Moldova, is only 12 months into the three-year deal he signed after turning 17 last October.

The Chester-born Liverpool academy graduate becomes eligible to sign a five-year deal on his 18th birthday – 15 October.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are also understood to be keen to tie down former Hoffenheim attacker Firmino.

The Brazilian has endured a tough start to the season but Klopp wants to extend the 26-year-old’s time at Anfield. His current deal runs until 2020, but Klopp believes Firmino is “key to his plans going forward”.

Firmino has  scored 27 goals in 101 matches for the Reds since his £29million two years ago, but he has scored just twice in the Premier League this term and four in all competitions.

 

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