‘Liverpool target’ Emil Forsberg signs RB deal

Reported Liverpool target Emil Forsberg has signed a new contract with RB Leipzig until 2022.

The Swede has scored five goals and registered eight assists in the Bundesliga this season as Leipzig have launched an unlikely title challenge.

Forsberg’s agent hinted at a January move after interest from across the continent but he has opted to stay in Germany with Leipzig’s porting director Ralf Rangnick saying: “He is an absolutely key player and a fan favourite at RB Leipzig.

“He is having an outstanding Bundesliga season and feels good about the club and the city. The premature renewal of the contract confirms once again the path we have taken together and will follow in the coming years.”

Forsberg said: “I am delighted that I have extended my contract for another year. I feel right at home and very much appreciated here and want to achieve even more with RB Leipzig.

“The club is ambitious and has huge potential. I want to contribute to continued success in the future.”