Southampton have handed Alex McCarthy a new contract.
McCarthy has been rewarded for his form last season with an improved contract that runs until 2022.
The 28-year-old replaced the out-of-form Fraser Forster as Southampton’s No1 at the end of last year and had been attracting interest from Liverpool.
And he played a key role in Southampton eventually securing his Premier League status.
Speaking after putting pen to paper, McCarthy said: “I’m massively pleased. I had one year left on my current deal and obviously I’m over the moon to sign a new four-year deal.
“I think the club is going in the right direction. With the way we finished the season, we can take that into this one and hopefully finish a lot higher up the table.
“Everyone is ready to go.”
Southampton manager Mark Hughes said: “Alex played a key role for us last season, and we are delighted he has agreed a new deal here.
“His performances last season speak for themselves, and it is clear how highly regarded he is by his teammates and also the supporters.
“It was clearly a priority this summer to ensure the commitment between him and the club was strengthened, and we believe Alex is very much in the right place to continue to grow and improve his game.”