Liverpool Manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said players want to play Champions League football are free to leave.
The Premier League champions’ hopes of finishing in the top four suffered major setback, after a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Thursday and they now sit in the sixth position four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
Klopp said he was confident his group of players would remain loyal if they finish outside of the Champions League spots.
“I know that we have the loyalty of the players and it is not a situation where a player says next year we don’t play in the Champions League so we have to leave. That will not happen. I know them enough to know that and it will not be an issue with new players.
“We said it earlier, years back, if a player does not want to come to us because we don’t play in the Champions League next year, I don’t want him,” he told a news conference ahead of Sunday’s home clash against Fulham.