Liverpool could confirm a new contract with Sadio Mane at Anfield to keep him out the clutches of Real Madrid, according to reports.
Mane, who moved to Anfield in the summer of 2016, has become irreplaceable in Jurgen Klopp‘s team having scored 77 goals in 161 appearances for the Reds. The Senegalese international has only missed two games all season due to a slight hamstring injury.
In the past two seasons, he has hit form helping fire Liverpool to Champions League glory and come up with several match-winning contributions.
However, according to Football Insider, Liverpool are weighing up ending any further interest in Senegal international Mane by handing him a ‘blockbuster new contract’.
The winger’s current terms – extended in November 2018 – expire in the summer of 2023, by which point Mane would have turned 31.
Therefore, it is said that Liverpool believe another extension will put paid to Madrid’s hopes of landing the player on a big-money move.