Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp today divulged that he is hoping to keep much of his current squad together with the aim of long-term success.
Klopp’s statement follows this week’s news that Andy Robertson has signed a new long-term contract keeping him at the Anfield club.
Robertson’s decision to commit to Liverpool until 2024 means he has joined players such as Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson on relatively long-term deals with the club.
“In general it’s always a good sign to have the opportunity to extend contracts early,” Klopp told the press ahead of his sides clash with Crystal Palace tomorrow.
“If we can keep these boys together, we are in the middle of our development, so it’s good news for Liverpool.
Klopp believes, along with the youth talent coming through the ranks, his current crop of players sees the club in a good place for the next few years.
“These 17-18 players plus the really young boys, that’s the squad of the future. It should be like this. It’s investment, the club gave us the opportunity to do it. It’s really nice.
“Progress is something everybody should expect. The club gave us fantastic opportunity to bring in outstanding players, to keep outstanding players. My job is to make sure we perform on the pitch.
“Where will we be in two or three years? I have no idea, but the age group is good. This season will not finish our development.”