As Jurgen Klopp prepares to mastermind a successful season for Liverpool this year, he believes that key players will no longer seek exits after becoming a star with the Reds.
The Merseyside giants are certainly moving in the right direction under the German tactician, as evidenced by their progress both at home and in Europe last season.
After securing back-to-back top four finishes in the Premier League, Klopp led Liverpool to the Champions League final last year, albeit they suffered a defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev.
Nevertheless, there are undoubtedly signs of progress, and the Reds boss now believes that players aren’t joining the club to make a name for themselves and then move on to other clubs in Europe, as seen in recent years with the likes of Fernardo Torres, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.
Instead, he believes that they’re building something important at Anfield, but of course, it will only continue to prove to be a successful formula if they compete on the pitch at the highest level.
“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,” he is quoted as saying by ESPN.
“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 does seemingly have a point as after signing Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, the focus is on Liverpool kicking on and competing on multiple fronts this coming season and the mood does appear to have changed around the club.
However, the concern will return over keeping their top tier stars if they continue to fall short of winning major trophies, and that is surely the major breakthrough that needs to be made under his stewardship to entirely insist that Liverpool have indeed got that aura back to keep their best players regardless of who might come knocking.