Liverpool centre-back Sami Hyypia appears set to sign a new contract this weekend which will extend his stay at Anfield beyond a decade.
Hyypia - who has been linked with Fulham and Newcastle - has made it clear he wants to end his top-flight career at Anfield, and is now expected to sign another one-year extension.
The 34-year-old has made no secret of his desire to remain on Merseyside.
Earlier this year, he said: "It would be very nice to get to 10 years at the club, but I'm just concentrating on playing well.
"Whether I stay wouldn't depend on how many games I play. I'm not like that. I'm not interested in somebody promising me something.
"If we have four centre-backs then everyone fights for their place, and performances should determine who plays.
"If I keep playing well then it'll be difficult for the manager to change things."