Carlsberg is in talks to extend its sponsorship of Liverpool Football Club.

A spokesperson for the Danish brewer's UK arm confirmed to just-drinks today (12 February) that Carlsberg is holding discussions with the Premiership football club.

Although Danish reports have suggested that the present contract is set to end in August this year, the spokesperson said that there is no official end date for Carlsberg's deal with Liverpool. The company has been the shirt sponsor for Liverpool since 2005.

Reports in Liverpool have suggested that a new deal would see Carlsberg stump up GBP21.6m (US$42.04m) over the next three years. The current deal works out at GBP10m over two years, the Daily Post noted.