Liverpool are said to be hoping to activate an extension clause in Dejan Lovren’s contract, which would keep him at the club for another year.
Lovren, who turned 31 earlier this month, joined the Southampton Reds in the summer of 2014 and has only one year left on his current contract.
The Croatian international was linked to a move to Zenit in St. Petersburg this summer, however, BBC Sport reports that Liverpool will take the option of extending his contract until the summer of 2022.
He has made 185 appearances for the Anfield club and was part of his Premier League winning team this season as well as the Champions League winning team last season.
However, his opportunities in the first team have been limited in recent seasons, with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip higher in the hierarchy of Jurgen Klopp as central back position.
Lovren admitted to being frustrated with his lack of playing time earlier this season. He also believes that he could continue his professional career for five more years.
“Impatient. I work a lot behind closed doors and sometimes it’s frustrating not to play,” he said.
“You are fighting with yourself in your mind, asking ‘Why not?’ But you accept it, you move on and from my personal point of view, I want to be better every day in the training sessions.
“Of course, I want to be part of the team that wins many trophies. I think, and I think, that I have a lot of years to give, especially in professional football. I am 30 years old, so another five good years.
“I don’t think I’m just a disposable. If the club needs me, I’m here, I’m happy. But you never know what can happen in summer. Right now, I’m just focused on the point where I can say I did it [as part of a great team]. “