Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has confirmed that new contract talks with the club are going well.
His current deal runs until the summer of 2018 but the Germany international is said to be willing to sign a long-term contract with the Anfield club.
And the 22-year-old admitted he was happy at Liverpool after forcing his way back into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.
“Yes, the club have spoken to my agent. The talks are going very good,” said Can, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
“I have one-and-a-half years left. I am still under contract and it is my agent’s work [to sort it out]. I am very happy here at Liverpool.”
Can signed for the Merseyside club in 2014 when he was bought from Bayer Leverkusen by Brendan Rodgers for a fee of around £10 million (via the BBC).
An ankle injury meant he missed four of Liverpool’s opening five Premier League matches this season, but he has played the full 90 minutes of the past three games and is in-line to start against Watford this weekend.
Can has scored one goal so far this season, and has also created four chances for his teammates without registering an assist.
He has also averaged two defensive actions per match, including eight clearances and five interceptions.