That’s the view of transfer expert Ian McGarry who says a number of things come into the thinking of players when they consider their future.
Arsenal are losing Aaron Ramsey in the summer for nothing while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard has less than 18 months left to run on his Stamford Bridge contact.
Manchester United are struggling to get David de Gea to sign fresh terms but there’s none of that over that the table-topping Liverpool.
And McGarry has explained why Jurgen Klopp’s players want to stay at Anfield.
“They are challenging very strongly for the Premier League title ”
Host Jonny McFarlane asked on the Transfer Window podcast: “What is it that Liverpool are doing that gives them an extra level of organisation that allows them to tie up their players on new contracts?
McGarry replied: “I think the first thing which Liverpool have which the three clubs, Arsenal, Manchester untied and Chelsea don’t have, is that they are challenging very strongly for the Premier League title and are doing so for the first time in four or five years and they could win it for the first time in a very long time.
“It’s much easier, in my experience, to get players to commit to long-term contracts at clubs if there’s a feel-good factor around the club.
“If the club are winning matches it gives that feel-good factor in the changing room.
“In the cases of [Andrew] Robertson and [Trent] Alexander-Arnold specifically, they were both on relatively low contracts, having signed one from Hull City and the other, obviously, through the academy at Liverpool.
“So, they were really earning much less than the £100,000-a-week that is the average in Liverpool’s first-team squad. So that helped.
“Second thing is, in terms of the way in which Liverpool have gone about their business, they’ve taken those players way before the six months, 18 months we’ve seen left on the contract of the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Eden Hazard and made these players better paid for a longer time at a time when they have the best opportunity, in the last five years, to win the Premier League title.
“They’ve also, of course, got a manger who clearly the players like to play for.
“They believe in him and they are getting players decision making is around three main factors.
“One, do they think the club suits their ambition, two will the club meet their financial demands and thirdly do they feel like the manager trusts in that individual player.
“Liverpool are ticking all those categories.”