Georginio Wijnaldum has asked Liverpool for more time before deciding whether to accept a new contract offer from the club.
The Dutchman will be a free agent in the summer and can talk to clubs from abroad from 1 January. Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp would like to see the 30-year-old stay but have so far not been able to convince him to sign the new deal.
Liverpool presented their new contract offer to Wijnaldum at the start of December but the player said this week that he would like a few more days to decide on this future.
He has promised Liverpool that he will let the club know of his decision before he starts talking to any clubs, should he decide that his future lies elsewhere.
The Dutchman arrived at Liverpool in 2016 on a deal worth an initial £23m and has won the Premier League and the Champions League during his time at the club.