Brendan Rodgers is hopeful Luis Suarez will sign a new contract at Liverpool as he revealed that talks had taken place.
The boss has also had dialogue with Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel and has stressed their importance to Liverpool over the coming seasons.
On Suarez, Rodgers said: "I have had a good conversation with Luis over the phone.
"From the outset, he has seemed a really good guy. He loves the city and the passion.
"We have exchanged lots of texts. He sent me a text on the first morning, wishing me good luck.
"He has really bought into what we are trying to do.
"He was really excited about how we played at Swansea last year. He is really keen and looking forward to playing in a similar sort of model.
"There has been good dialogue (on a contract). I would hope going forward that we can close that out."
While Suarez top scored for Liverpool with 17 strikes last season, Skrtel was voted our Player of the Season.
Agger's form was also impressive as the Reds recorded the third best defensive record in the Barclays Premier League, and Rodgers is keen to secure the futures of both centre-backs.
"I met Martin for the first time on Saturday and he's a good guy," said Rodgers.
"I am looking forward to working with him, likewise Daniel. I had a good feeling after I spoke to him. He is very committed to the cause. He has made it very clear that he wants to be here, fighting and working to make the club better.
"These are issues that we will look to find solutions to in the coming months.
"People always talk about the players coming but what is important are the ones you already have. I look at this group and I see a really good group of players."