Joel Matip has hinted he would like to extend his contract to stay at Liverpool for the remainder of his career, insisting "you just don't walk away" from Anfield.
The long-serving centre-back is now into his eighth season with the Reds after becoming one of Jurgen Klopp's first signings when he moved on a free transfer from Schlake in the summer of 2016.
Matip, whose most recent deal was signed in October 2019, is now into the final year of his deal at Liverpool and will be 33 at the start of next season. He could join a string of players to leave the club as a free agent under Klopp in recent years that includes the likes of Roberto Firmino, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum, but in an interview with Sky Germany, the defender admits he would like to extend his terms.
"Of course, Schalke was my youth club - as a Schalke fan it was an absolute honour to play there. I had the opportunity to do that for a long time and here in Liverpool, with these absolute top conditions, you don't just walk away," Matip said.
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"In addition, I also feel incredibly comfortable here in my private life. I think it's desirable not to change clubs all the time. But everyone has to decide for themselves. In any case, I find consistency helpful.
"I'm at an age where I don't think so much about the future anymore. I try to make the most of every day and don't look too far ahead. If it was only these two clubs in the end, I would be perfectly happy. But in football, you never know exactly.
"We are still at the beginning of the season. Of course, we are glad that the results are right. The quality thatRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk