Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has admitted that the German club are looking to reward Christian Pulisic with a new deal in order to ward off Liverpool's interest.
The winger has been a target for the Reds as Jurgen Klopp wants to bring the talented player to Anfield in the January transfer window. He joined Dortmund's academy in 2015 when the Liverpool manager was in charge at the Signal Iduna Park.
Klopp stepped down as the Bundesliga club's manager at the end of the 2014/15 season and was appointed as the Anfield club's manager last October. Pulisic, on the other hand, has continued to impress after he was handed a first team debut by Thomas Tuchel.
The USA international has featured in eight league games for Dortmund and managed to score two goals and register four assists in the process. He has also impressed for his national side.
Pulisic's club and country form has seen him being linked with a move to Liverpool, according to the Mirror. The attacker's deal with his current employers runs down in 2019 and Zorc wants to tie him down to a new deal.
"There have been some offers for him in the summer window from England and from German clubs, but we would like to have him here and develop him here," Zorc told Sports Illustrated, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"We did not educate him to sell him. We have a long-running contract until 2019, but because of his development the club is ready to speak to him to prolong his contract at any time."
Meanwhile, Pulisic earlier revealed that his time spent in England and watching the Premier League made him fall in love with the sport. The American winger spent one year in England during his childhood.
"It's a big reason where I am today. A lot of people don't realise but it really brought on my passion for the game. After school every day, I was just out for hours in the park, playing with my schoolmates," Pulisic told the Daily Mail.
"That's really where my love for the game started to come alive and that was a big part of my development."