Liverpool board have ‘articulated their desire’ to keep star duo according to chairman Werner

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Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane Credit: PA Images
Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane Credit: PA Images

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has revealed the club’s board have ‘articulated their desire’ to keep star duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at the club.

Both players are out-of-contract at the end of next summer and are yet to agree new deals with the club.

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After another stellar season, Salah is reportedly wanting a contract that matches other top players around the world, whilst Mane has draw interest from Bayern Munich in recent weeks.

Despite the uncertainty over the futures of the forwards, chairman Werner has insisted Liverpool want to keep the pair.

Speaking to The Athletic, Werner said: “I’d like to keep those conversations confidential but obviously we’ve articulated our desire that they remain. Beyond that, I’ll leave that to Julian [Ward].”

Liverpool narrowly missed out on the Premier League title on Sunday but despite that, Werner has been delighted with the success across the club this season.

“The margin couldn’t have been narrower. When Aston Villa scored their first goal, I thought, ‘Oh my, this could actually happen’. The roar of the crowd was quite remarkable as the news from Manchester passed from person to person.

“In the end, the prevailing thought I had was of pride in what the team did on Sunday, and all season long. Making the title race go down to the final day of the season was an achievement in itself.

“The fact we’ve also won two very important trophies and we’re on our way to the Champions League final, it’s been a magnificent ride.

“There have been important contributions from so many players. Our fans have been critical to the success. I know the players and Jurgen pay tribute to them after every match.

“Football without fans is like a sandwich without the meat. It’s really been exciting to see the fans back.

“I take this season as being not just a special one for the success Jurgen and the players have had but what the club has achieved across the board.

“The women’s team were crowned champions of their league. We’re hard at work finishing the Anfield Road redevelopment and we’ve done enormous things in the community with the work of the LFC Foundation.”

And Werner isn’t settling there as he claims Liverpool are in a good position to carry on their success into the future.

“I have a great deal of confidence that we will continue to move forward with this group. Look at the difference that Luis Diaz has made almost immediately. I think we’re poised to be very successful in the future too.

“It’s a pleasure to watch Luis play. He’s enormously talented and creative. He smiles in a way that’s very infectious.

“I know he loves playing at Liverpool. Winning these cups means a lot to him personally. It was a dream of his to play for a club like Liverpool. I’m just thrilled, as a fan, to watch him, because he’s so special.”

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