Javier Mascherano has said he would be happy to commit his future to Liverpool for seven years as he looks to sort out a new contract.
Mascherano, 25, had said earlier this week that he was happy at the club but would like to return to his homeland with River Plate in the next three or four years.
However, he is reported to be close to agreeing a new £90,000-a-week deal at Anfield and has indicated that he would be happy to commit long term.
“I will be really proud if I can spend the next six or seven years here,” he said in the Sun. “There aren’t too many clubs in the world with the history and fans that Liverpool have.”