The Reds head coach has responded to reports that the Egyptian is heading for the exit doors in Anfield
Jürgen Klopp has commented on speculation about the future of Mohamed Salah in Liverpool.
Salah has been nothing short of sensational since he moved from Roma to Anfield in the summer of 2017 (€ 42 million).
The Egyptian international fit in perfectly with Klopp’s team from the start. The German was immediately able to get the best out of a man who had failed to convince at Chelsea in his previous tenure in the Premier League.
Salah has scored 110 goals in his first 173 games for Liverpool, winning the European Cup and Premier League. In the final third, he made a deadly alliance with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
The 28-year-old was again at his best in the first half of the 2020/21 season, scoring 13 goals in the Reds’ first 13 top games to return to the top of the table.
However, former Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika caused a stir earlier this week when he suggested that the English champions consider selling Salah amid Real Madrid and Barcelona showed interest.
goal learned that Liverpool is sure to offer a valuable asset a chance to extend its current contract beyond 2023 but seemed to leave the door open for a transfer during a recent interview with Spanish publication AS.
Ahead of the Reds’ home game against West Brom on Sunday, Klopp was asked to comment on Salah’s situation and he tried to quell the lingering rumors once and for all.
“We never talk about deals, why should we start now?” The Liverpool manager said a press conference ahead of the game. “Mo is in a good mood, a good moment, in really good shape, that’s the most important thing.
“You would have seen him laugh a lot in training, he enjoyed the session.
“The rest is nice for all of you to write about it, but internally, no.”
Klopp added on Salah’s latest streak, which continued when he came off the bench twice to score in a 7-0 win over Crystal Palace over the weekend: “I think all these things to talk about he has the last game didn’t start all the things i heard after and then he came up and scored two.
“He played Stoke in his first season and scored two goals. All the guys were in a good moment so we had the points we have so far.
“So we have to keep going. The toughest point of the season is ahead of us. Christmas time is always difficult, so we have to make sure we get through it.”
Salah has scored five goals in his last four games for Liverpool but in stark contrast, Mane has only found the back of the net once in his last seven Premier League games.
Manes goal drought ended when he shot home against Palace, but Klopp insists the Senegalese winger brings way more than just goals to the team.
“In all honesty, I’d have lost everything if I had to bet on how many goals Sadio Mane has scored in the last 10 games,” he said. “It would have been the last one I chose, he only scored once.
“We have one of the best players in the world and he hasn’t met in a while. Who cares?
“He played exceptionally well, is in very good shape, very difficult to defend. The goal is very important for the boys.
“Bobby scored two weeks ago and has scored three or four goals since then. If Sadio starts to score, I have no problem with it.”