Liverpool set to discuss new contract with breakout star in coming weeks

After emerging onto the scene as a viable option at the back for Liverpool, Jarell Quansah looks set to sign a new long-term deal this summer.
Jarell Quansah, Liverpool
Jarell Quansah, Liverpool / Sportsphoto/Allstar/GettyImages

Liverpool introduced many youngsters to the first team this season, but one player made themselves a regular, Jarell Quansah. The 21-year-old centre-back established himself as a solid option for Jurgen Klopp, starting ten times in the Premier League and being an often-used starter in the Europa League.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at League One side Bristol Rovers, making 16 appearances with 15 starts.

As Rush the Kop previously reported, Quansah was one of multiple Liverpool players who tipped to sign a contract extension this summer, and now the wheels seem to be turning on his new deal. The Mirror is reporting that Jarell Quansah and his agency (CAA Base) are expected to meet with Liverpool executives "in the coming weeks" to discuss the terms of a new contract.

Quansah is unsurprisingly expected to see a massive pay raise and a long-term contract. The Mirror reiterates that an extension for the English defender will not end the club's pursuit of a new centre-back this summer, with Marc Guehi and Lutsharel Geertruida linked to the Reds.

With Liverpool back in Champions League action next season, Quansah could see more opportunities to start in the Premier League when rotation is needed down the stretch. Quansah recently spoke about the group moving forward as Jurgen Klopp departs.

"“The dressing room is full of winners and people who want to win – we won [the League Cup] this year as well. We’ve got a strong group still and it will get stronger and stronger, the longer we are together.”"

Jarell Quansah

His versatility, to play both as left and right sided centre-back makes him an interesting option for Arne Slot next campaign. With Joel Matip departing and a new centre-back joining, Quansah will have to battle through plenty of competition to earn one of the two starting centre-back spots.