Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is holding out hope that the optimism surrounding the club will lead to the team signing key players, such as Sadio Mane, to commit to them long-term.
Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino signed new long-term contracts earlier this year, and Klopp is remaining optimistic that Mane will do the same.
“When I speak about the good mood in the club, that is not only in the stands. We are Liverpool as a team and the boys want to be part of it,” Klopp said to the British media (h/t ESPN FC).
“That’s really cool and it’s a big achievement for the club because these boys, Bobby Firmino, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, and a lot of the others as well, could play for pretty much any team in the world.
“It is an improved situation that these players don’t use us and then go. It’s cool but now we all together have to deliver. Sign your contracts but now, go again.”
Klopp is also confident that the team will not need to replace departed midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who moved to Barcelona back in January.
“We don’t need to replace Phil. We need to make a squad for the next year. Out there on the market, there isn’t a Phil Coutinho-light. It’s not there. But there are a lot of good players and we have brought a few of them in,” Klopp stated.