Dirk Kuyt has revealed he is in discussions to sign an extension to his Anfield contract.
The player who will turn 31 in the summer, will be out of contract next summer – and with Inter Milan chasing the player last summer – the reds will want to ensure that the player cannot leave for a cut price fee this year or tie up a free move in the coming winter.
The Dutchman joined the reds in the summer of 2006, shortly following the reds FA Cup victory for £9M from PSV Eindhoven.
After being initially deployed up front, the player was quickly moved to his almost ever-present position on the right wing.
He has scored 56 goals in 227 appearances for Liverpool.
The player himself spoke about his future:
“My contract has one more season to go after this but there are things happening.
“We have had some talks and I can only say it looks positive.
“I feel at home in Liverpool and I don’t want to leave here.
“It has been a difficult time for everyone at the club with the changes that have happened since last summer.
“But now I can sense something good is happening. I think Liverpool are on the way back.”
The rumour mill suggests that Liverpool want to add on a further two years – which will extend his contract to the summer of 2014.