Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum insists he is relaxed about his contract situation at the club, and is instead focused on Champions League and Premier League glory.
The Netherlands international has just over two years left on his current deal, signed in 2016 after his big money move from Newcastle United.
Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, Joe Gomez, Mohamed Salah, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all penned new deals in the last 12 months.
While Wijnaldum admitted that talks over a new deal haven’t yet started, he is not concerned over committing his future immediately, and is instead focused on ending the season strongly.
As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Wijnaldum said:
No, I did not speak with the club yet.
That is something for the club. I will see what happens.
I signed a five-year contract and I am still under contract. I just do my job to perform. A new contract has to come from the club.
Wijnaldum revealed his focus was more on ensuring Liverpool finish the season strong by delivering silverware. The club are still major contenders in the Premier League title chase, and having beaten Bayern Munich earlier this week, are in the final eight of the Champions League.
Speaking about the manner of the club’s victory over Bayern, Wijnaldum said:
It felt great because a lot of teams struggle to come and get a good result at Bayern.
We had confidence we could do it. After the first game people were asking: ‘Is this a good result for the second leg?’
We were confident because we did not concede at home and we know the way we play football we can create chances and score goals.
We felt what it is to play in a final last season and the journey was great. We want it again.
At a club like Liverpool you have to win everything possible and you have to play for both – the Premier League and the Champions League.
It suits Liverpool to play for both. Look at Manchester City, they are not only going for the title or the Champions League. It’s a big club – so is Liverpool – so you go for both.