Liverpool have been focused on signing youngster Keyrol Figueroa to a new deal for ‘several weeks’ as they plan for a big future for him in the first team.

That’s according to Diez, who say Liverpool are keen to get the youngster signed up to a new long-term deal after impressing in their youth ranks.

They explain that Liverpool don’t want the Honduran, who is the son of Maynor Figueroa, to leave Anfield any time soon and instead want him tied down to a new deal.

They know the potential that the forward has, and they want to ensure his future is on Merseyside, particularly after he impressed at the Under 17 World Cup.

Indeed, after that tournament they ‘began to insist’ on signing the young striker to a new deal and Diez reports that the club and the player’s entourage have been addressing a new contract for ‘several weeks’.

Nothing is expected to be finalised until March, but a deal is being discussed that would include more important clauses and could provide a clear pathway to the first team in future.