Reading chief Nick Hammond refuses to give up on keeping defender Alex Pearce.

Pearce is a top target for Liverpool and comes off contract next month.

Hammond said: "We have been speaking to him with regards to his contract throughout the season. Unfortunately, up until this point we have not managed to find a deal which is mutually acceptable to both parties.

"I am keen however, now the season has finished, to have a further conversation with Alex and his representatives to understand his thoughts and give him the club's final position."