Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos has hinted that the remainder of the current season will decide his future, with the player again linked to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Spanish press.

The 27-year-old South American joined the Andalusian club the previous year, with his contract is set to run until the summer of 2024.

However, after a series of impressive performances in La Liga, it has been rumoured that the club are already considering selling their star assets Lucas Ocampos and Carlos, in order to increase funds.

According to MARCA, Diego – whose release clause is set at €75 million (£67m) – could be allowed to depart to help the club’s finances, suggesting that if Sevilla don’t qualify for the UCL, an exit could become a possibility.

Speaking to ABC de Sevilla, Diego seemed to allude to the possibility that the conclusion of the 2019/20 term could decide his next steps.

The Brazilian is quoted as saying: “I am very calm, honestly. I am very focused on the situation we are going through now.

“That is the most important thing. There are eleven games left, a lot of the league left.

“I think that this stretch of the league that remains to finish the competition will decide my future.”

The Reds’ supposed interest in Carlos is not new. The player has been mentioned as a target throughout recent months, with Liverpool potentially in need of a new centre back should Dejan Lovren quit in the summer.

Carlos joined the La Liga outfit in July 2019, bringing an end to three years with Ligue 1 outfit Nantes.

He had previously played for Portuguese second division club Estoril when he made the switch from his homeland to come to play in Europe in 2014.