Jurgen Klopp is confident Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will join Roberto Firmino in committing their long-term futures to Liverpool by signing new contracts.
Brazilian striker Firmino put pen to paper on a five-year deal worth £180,000-a-week over the weekend and said it was an ‘easy decision’ to commit to the Reds.
Liverpool are now hoping to tie Salah and Mane down to new deals before this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Salah was named the PFA Player of the Year last week after a sensational season at Anfield.
Klopp’s side are on the verge of reaching the Champions League final and the German boss believes other players will soon emulate Firmino by signing contract extensions.
‘It’s unbelievably important news for us, really cool,’ Klopp said. ‘This is one very important step but even Roberto cannot play alone.
‘We need to carry on in this way. In the moment every player knows about our plans. He’s the first [to commit] but for sure he won’t be the last.’
Salah signed a five-year deal when he arrived at Anfield from Roma last summer but the Egyptian has attracted attention from Real Madrid after netting over 40 goals this year.
Liverpool hope a new contract with improved terms will keep La Liga heavyweights Real, who could face the Reds in the Champions League final, at bay.
‘I heard what he [Firmino] said about it being an easy decision for him and I can really imagine that it was,’ Klopp added. ‘He knows and appreciates absolutely this club.
‘The other boys really respect him for all the work he’s doing. This constant discussion about whether he’s under-valued or whatever in public, this never happened for one second either in the club or in the team.
‘He feels completely comfortable and is planning for the long-term here.
‘That’s becoming rare because if you are not Barcelona or not Real Madrid then there’s usually another club somewhere you can go to. It’s really good news for us. He’s absolutely a big factor in our future.’