Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has confirmed that he wants to stay with the club, according to Sky Sports.

The report states that the Dutch international is hopeful a contract extension can be sorted following positive talks with manager Jurgen Klopp.

The 29-year-old met with his boss after returning from international duty to discuss his future amid reported interest from Barcelona.

The Netherlands international currently has just one year remaining on his current contract and talks regarding an extension have been slow in getting anywhere.

Having arrived in 2016 in a £25 million move from Newcastle, Wijnaldum has become an integral part of the Reds’ squad, appearing in 37 of 38 Premier League matches last term as Klopp lead his side to the title.

The positive talks could end speculation surrounding the future of one midfielder at least, whilst the Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich rumours will undoubtedly continue to rumble on regardless.

Now the 64 times capped Dutchman can hopefully focus his attentions on on-field matters as he could be in line to start Liverpool’s opening match in their title defence on Saturday against Leeds United.