Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed that he is optimistic for the new season despite the departure of Sadio Mane. The Reds are currently in Thailand for their pre-season tour ahead of the Premier League. They were pipped by Manchester City to the title on the final day before the departure of Mane breaking the formidable front three along with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
“We know how good Sadio is, we will realize how good he was for us in moments because there were just ‘Sadio moments’ when no one else can do it like him,” Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp said. “That’s not a bad thing because two years ago Diogo Jota came in and Diogo did amazing stuff for us. Bobby Firmino had probably not the season we all expected because of injuries but in training, Bobby is back 100 percent. He’s a world-class player.”
“How can you keep going? How can you improve a world-class football team?” he said. “It’s by training, obviously – we believe in that a lot – but as well in bringing new players in. We need fresh blood, a new dynamic, fresh desire to create a team full of excitement and determination for the things coming,” he added. “Sometimes you do it exactly as you want and sometimes you have to react to a situation like when Sadio told us that he wants to move on. We have to replace him, he’s a pretty good player. Thankfully we could do that already in the window by bringing in Luis (Diaz) and now Darwin. Fabio is a very exciting player. You don’t have to be worried when you think about us or you can be excited about what’s possible for us. We cannot do the same thing year-in, year-out, it’s just not possible.”