Liverpool's business picks up as contract extension is discussed

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Liverpool’s business is picking up.

The Reds were crowned Premier League champions earlier this week after Manchester City were beaten by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, going down 2-1.

With seven games of the season remaining, they sit 23 points clear of Pep Guardiola’s men, and have only lost once all term, in a game against Watford at Vicarage Road.

They have 21 points left to fight for, meaning they could end the campaign with a total of 107 points; topping City’s record of 100 points.

They are already lining up their business ahead of the summer transfer window and it appears that a priority has been keeping players at the club.

Football Insider reports that the Reds are in talks with midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum as they look to tie him down to a long-term contract.

The former Newcastle United star’s current deal expires at the end of next season but the report states that talks between the two parties are going well.

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The piece claims that he is set to stay for another four years, having joined in 2016.

Wijnaldum has made 40 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring five goals; he has missed just one Premier League game this season, sitting out the 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth.

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Wijnaldum is an excellent performer.

Since his move to Liverpool, he has established himself as one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the league.

Per WhoScored, he averages one shot per game in the Premier League, 1.1 dribbles, one tackle, and a passing accuracy of 90.9%.

This is a complete player who has been one of Jurgen Klopp’s most effective assets throughout the campaign.

Handing him a new contract would be a just reward for a new Premier League champion.

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