Liverpool FC have lost out on the bid to sign Leicester City play maker Danny Drinkwater, the player agreed to a new deal that spans five years.
The England international was linked with a move to play under Coach Jurgen Klopp but he opted to remain at King Power Stadium.
Drinkwater was instrumental last term, helping Leicester City upturn their 5000 to 1 odds in lifting the Premier League. He contributed just three goals and eight assists to the title win, but his performance in the 35 games he played were crucial. Liverpool and Tottenham were the top sides poised to land him, but he decided to continue with his employer, committing himself till 2021.
“I’ve loved playing for this club, it’s been perfect for me and my career and I want to be here for a long time to come. I couldn’t be happier. I’ve grown a lot as a player and a person in the last four years and Leicester City has been a massive part of that,” Drinkwater said.
The 26-year old player admitted that he owned the club a lot for his career, adding that he knows there would be more happy moments so there was no need to move. His new deal joins that of other players like Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and others who renewed their deal.
After Drinkwater signed the deal, Coach Claudio Ranieri said: “Ever since I joined Leicester City, Danny has been one of our most consistent players. He’s a fantastic player and a fantastic man. He’s an important player for us and a very popular player in the dressing room. I want him to stay with us for a very long time.”Ranieri himself extended his deal with the club till 2020 to remain with the defending EPL Champion.