The 33-year-old skipper only put pen to paper on a new 24-month deal last summer and has been an integral part of the Reds' title challenge this term.

Though talks are expected to take place, Liverpool's managing director Ayre insists nothing has happened as of yet.

"No, absolutely not. It is not a discussion we have had," Ayre said when asked whether a new contract had been agreed.

"But it is not because it isn't a discussion we won't have.