Liverpool are reportedly hoping to activate an extension clause in Dejan Lovren’s contract, which might preserve him on the membership for one more yr.
Lovren, who turned 31 earlier this month, joined the Reds from Southampton in the summertime of 2014 and has only one yr remaining on his present deal.
The Croatia worldwide had been linked with a transfer to Zenit St Petersburg this summer season, nonetheless, BBC Sport experiences that Liverpool will take up the choice to increase his contract till the summer season of 2022.
He’s made 185 appearances for the Anfield membership and has been part of their Premier League-winning squad this season in addition to the Champions League-winning squad final time period.
Nevertheless, his alternatives within the first-team have been restricted in latest seasons, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip increased in Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order at centre-back.
Lovren admitted to being annoyed at his lack of taking part in time earlier this season. He additionally believes he might proceed his skilled profession for 5 extra years.
“I’m affected person. I’m working behind closed doorways loads and generally it’s irritating while you don’t play,” he stated.
“You might be combating with your self in your thoughts, asking ‘Why not?’ However you’re accepting it, you’re transferring on and from my private viewpoint, I wish to be higher day-after-day within the coaching classes.
“In fact I wish to be within the workforce that wins many trophies. I believe, and I really feel, that I’ve numerous years to provide particularly in skilled soccer. I’m 30, so one other good 5 years.
“I don’t assume I’m only a throwaway. If the membership wants me I’m right here, I’m completely satisfied. However you by no means know what can occur in the summertime. In the intervening time I’m simply centered on the purpose the place I can say I made it [as part of a great team].”