The Argentina international has been the subject of much speculation due to the complex nature of his deal on Merseyside, whereby the Reds have to pay a reported £17million to buy him outright.
Several clubs have been linked with a move for the holding midfielder, including Barcelona and Juventus, but Benitez told the club website, liverpoolfc.tv: "We know Juventus and other top sides are interested in him but we have the option. Javier is happy here and wants to stay."
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