Liverpool fans will be buoyed by the latest comments from key playmaker Philippe Coutinho and manager Jurgen Klopp, with both talking about their long-term futures at Anfield.
The Reds are being spoken about as potential Premier League title contenders after a strong start to the new season, with the German trainer revitalising the Merseyside club’s fortunes over the last 12 months.
It sounds like Coutinho wants to stay at Liverpool for a LONG TIME ???? https://t.co/7rMq8Cotsa
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— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) October 1, 2016
Coutinho is a key creative talent for Liverpool and is adjudged as one of the most devastating attacking midfielders in the Premier League.
This has led to speculation over the Brazil international’s future over recent months, with Reds fans hoping to avoid another Luis Suarez type situation.
However, Coutinho has spoken out about feeling at home in Liverpool and committing to the Premier League side for the long-term future.
“Liverpool feels like my home – I feel happy, settled and comfortable here with the city and the people,” the South American told The Liverpool Echo.
“It’s an amazing city. I enjoy going to the cinema with my wife and to restaurants in town.
“The supporters are very nice. Hearing people singing my name, it inspires me. The fans here make me feel amazing.
“They give all the players confidence. They are there for us in every game.”
Klopp meanwhile is regarded as one of Europe’s most-respected coaches due to his exploits at former club Borussia Dortmund.
— Sky Football ⚽️ (@SkyFootball) October 1, 2016
The German trainer has stated that although he does not see himself still managing in his 60’s, he would be happy to retire at Liverpool in a decade’s time.
“I certainly will (return to Germany) to live, but I don’t know if I will be back there as a coach yet. The day will come when I say, ‘thanks, it was a pleasure’,” Sky Sports quote Klopp as saying.
“It’s very, very unlikely that I will still be sitting on the bench when I am 60. And, if at the end of my career I only got to coach Mainz, Dortmund and Liverpool, then it will certainly have been three fantastic clubs.”