Sadio Mane signed a lengthy extension in 2018 to his contract that will keep him at the club until 2024.
It was very welcome news at the time, as discussions had been ongoing for many, many months and fans were beginning to become a little agitated that the Senegalese could run down his deal and leave.
Our no.10 has discussed the situation, claiming that his team-mates were also getting a bit nervous!
Mane also promised to do all he can to help Liverpool win the Premier League title for the fans that love him so much.
“Speculation is part of football,” the Liverpool forward told World Soccer, “You just learn to live with it and not to take it too seriously.
“All I can say is that my only concern is Liverpool. Mo, Bobby… it seemed like everyone was signing contracts and they were saying: ‘Hey Sadio, when are you going to sign?’. I said to each of them: ‘Don’t worry bro, I will sign’.
“And what did I do? I signed… so they are pleased now!
“I’m very happy here and I think people are happy with me too. We want to write our names alongside the many great ones in the story of this club. Hopefully it’s the beginning of something special.
“I can’t wait to lift a trophy with Liverpool. I know the fans are desperate for us to win the Premier League.
“It would be an amazing moment for the club. It has been far too long for a team the size of Liverpool.
“We believe we are heading in the right direction, but there are some very tough rivals – City were unbelievable last season and very strong again – but why not?”
This term, Mane has nine goals in the Premier League; the same number as Roberto Firmino.
Mo Salah is on 17 and is on target to win his second consecutive Golden Boot – so it’s fair to say our front-three has found its feet after a sluggish start.
They’ll need to remain fit and in form if we’re to maintain our position at the top of the Premier League table, of course.