Liverpool forward Sadio Mane’s new deal is a “statement” of the club’s progress, says manager Jurgen Klopp.
The 26-year-old Senegal international, who signed from Southampton in 2016, agreed terms on a new contract which is thought to run until 2023 on Thursday.
Klopp, in charge at Anfield since October 2015, said players have had to leave the Premier League side “to make the next step” in the past.
“It shows a bit of change in the last few years,” said the German.
“To extend a contract is more than a signing, it is a statement.”