Liverpool have not ruled out keeping Naby Keita at the club beyond the summer, according to Sky Sports Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg.
The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and many have touted that the midfielder will leave Merseyside upon its expiry.
However, Plettenberg now reports there is a chance the Reds will decide to keep him on their books a little longer.
“Been told that nothing is decided at this stage,” he said.
“Under certain circumstances a contract extension is not ruled out.
“More talks are scheduled.”
Keita could now stay at Liverpool
This is a really difficult situation for the club to come to a decision on.
Keita has largely been unavailable for the majority of the campaign, having suffered from a number of injuries.
This has been the story of the 27-year-old’s Liverpool career, as he has probably spent more time on the medical table than anywhere else.
However, when he is on the pitch, he has shown why he was bought for £53m from RB Leipzig.
Hailed by Jurgen Klopp as an ‘incredible player’, Keita has demonstrated glimpses of outstanding talent.
Even against Wolves in the FA Cup recently, he was the side’s best player after making a cameo off the bench.
Therefore, if the midfielder can show the club that he can maintain fitness for an extended period of time, Liverpool should offer him a new deal going forward.