Liverpool stars won’t stay just because I’ve signed new deal, says Klopp


iverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe his contract extension will play major a part in the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane deciding whether or not to renew their own deals at the club.

Klopp, who had previously said he would walk away at the end of his deal in 2024, signed on for a further two years beyond that this week.

As well as Salah and Mane, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino are among the leading stars whose contracts are due to expire at the end of next season, with negotiations over potential new deals ongoing.

But despite the clarity provided by his own commitment, Klopp does not expect his future to be a deciding factor in that of his players.

“That is more a question for the boys, what it exactly means for them but all fine, my relationship with them is great,” he said.

“My point is in life there are more important things to think about, not only who is the manager but knowing who the manager and coaching staff is is important thing because when you know what you have with other clubs where you could go, you don’t know exactly.

“There is no 100 per cent in this business but I think it is pretty likely I will stay for a little bit longer because other coaches are there at other clubs.

“If it is a positive sign for the boys, great, but I don’t think this will be the one decisive thing for whatever decision they want to make.

“It is their own life but we just wanted to guarantee that everyone who wants to be here knows what he can expect.”

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