Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool are confident of Sadio Mane committing his long-term future with Liverpool. Liverpool have already secured the services of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino in recent months and will be hoping Mane will follow suite. Liverpool are in regular dialogue with Mane’s representatives. The 26-year-old forward signed for Liverpool from Southampton in 2016 and has been a real star for the Reds. Klopp believes that Mane will be key for the clubs future and hopes that the optimism around the club will play a key role in obtaining his signature.
Liverpool are keen to reward Sadio Mane with a new long-term contract. (James Pearce) pic.twitter.com/W6oY246VlH
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Klopp says that he believes his players especially the likes of Mane, Salah, and Firmino are among the best in the world and could start for any team in the world. He says it’s a really good sign for the club that they want to stay. Liverpool are set to almost double the money Mane is earning currently and reward him a lucrative 5-year contract. Klopp wants to make sure that the core of the team remains the same for a few years so as to deliver trophies.
🇸🇳Sadio Mane last season:
Our New number 10 is ready for this season👊 pic.twitter.com/s2MFhbSQA6
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Klopp has repeatedly said that there will be no more summer signings despite having lined up a move for Lyon captain Nabil Fekir who was touted to have replaced Phil Coutinho. Klopp admits that they don’t have a player with capabilities of Coutinho but believes that Liverpool have coped extremely well without him. He says that after Coutinho’s departure midseason last year, there weren’t many instances where his team had to speak about the Brazilian’s departure and believes that his team has moved on and that a straight replacement for Coutinho didn’t exist anymore. After having made four world-class signings, Sadio Mane’s contract extension will be a great confidence booster to the Reds faithful as Liverpool look to end their trophy drought.