The Spaniard has earned a new four-and-a-half-year contract at Southampton, who face Liverpool in the EFL Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.
Virgil van Dijk limped off with an ankle injury in Southampton's win over Leicester, and Claude Puel is not certain he will play in midweek.
Liverpool were lucky to leave St Mary's only 1-0 down in the EFL Cup semi-finals and Jurgen Klopp was critical of his players post-match.
Jurgen Klopp wants to pay back Danny Ings for his hard work and positive attitude on the Liverpool training pitch.
N'Golo Kante may become a superior midfielder to Claude Makelele, according to the former Chelsea star.
Nathan Redmond broke his goal drought to give Southampton a 1-0 lead over Liverpool in the EFL Cup semi-finals.