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Revealed: Why Gini Wijnaldum Delayed Contract Negotiations as Talks Finally get Underway

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Georginio Wijnaldum is expected to commit to a new contract at Liverpool, Anfield Edition understands.

The Dutchman has 18-months left on his current deal but talks have already begun for an improved one.

Liverpool fans entered a frenzy last week over footage of Wijnaldum remaining coy on his current contract situation.

“It depends on what the club wants and how the situation is at the time. We’ll see,” he said.

“Right now I’m just focused on bringing the season to a good end. That’s the only thing I think of, I’m not really interested in other things.” He finished.

It is understood that Wijnaldum’s preference is to remain at Anfield with the club well on their way to winning the league for the first time in 30-years.

The central midfielder never pushed for fresh talks at the start of the season because he was waiting for the future of Jurgen Klopp to be solved first.

Klopp signed a new deal in December, extending his stay until 2024. That has encouraged Wijnaldum to potentially follow suit. The former Newcastle man has scored 16 goals in 166 appearances under Klopp and has strong interest from Spain and Italy.

It is believed the Liverpool boss recently encouraged the midfielder to explore options available to him. He wanted to help Wijnaldum understand what he already has at the club.

The 29-year old recognises his importance to the club and has no intention to leave as things stand. The situation on both sides are relaxed.

Liverpool are on course to make fresh history this season and that is the first priority. But a contract is in the pipeline.