​Jurgen Klopp claims Mane departure ‘necessary’ for Liverpool evolution

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he had to refresh his front line this summer.

The Merseyside club have lost talisman attacker Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, while Divock Origi left on the expiry of his contract.

Klopp has secured Darwin Nunez from Benfica for a significant fee, and hopes the team can still show the same qualities going forward this season.

Asked by ESPNabout the changes, he stated: “It is necessary. We didn’t only lose Sadio, we also lost Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino just from the playing squad last year.

“Some other players might leave as well, but we brought in Luis in the winter, Darwin now, Fabio [Carvalho] and Calvin [Ramsay]. It is really exciting because the boys are fresh and full of excitement — big eyes — being together with us, so it just changes the dynamic in the group and it’s really necessary.

“I’m now in my seventh season and it’s important that we don’t just do the same thing again and again and again. We have to push ourselves to the next level and for that you always need a new input and that’s what we got.”

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