Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has laughed off the reaction from the representative of Mo Salah as speculation around the striker’s future rages.
The club have laid their stall out and made a contract renewal offer to Salah, who is out of contract in the summer 2023. But so far there has been no breakthrough in talks between the parties. The 20-goal forward could speak to foreign clubs over a free transfer move next January if the situation remains the same.
Klopp is hoping to tie down his 20-goal striker and last week claimed “it is all fine”.
That may not quite be the case behind the scenes. Salah is said to be looking for a renewal which reflects his importance to the Anfield club and his standing in world football.
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The Egypt striker will turn 30 in June, but after scoring 153 goals in just 238 games, he may feel he should be an exception.
“Mo definitely expects this club to be ambitious. We have been and we are. Does the signing of Luis Diaz help? I don’t think it’s about that. It is Mo’s decision. The club did what it can do. It is all fine,” said Klopp of the talks last week.
No reminders for Salah from Klopp
That prompted seven laughing emojis from the player’s agent Rama Abbas Issa.
Asked about the tweet, Klopp replied: “Maybe he is in a good mood? It’s all fine, I don’t know about any kind of reaction or stuff like this. That’s not what I’m concerned about.”
Klopp was then asked if he had to remind Salah and his agent about keeping a harmonious squad.
“No, I don’t have to remind any player and for sure not Mo of that. No chance,” added the German, as cited by the Express.
“This season everyone is completely committed. It is a clear commitment for the team for this season and then we’ll talk about the rest – future, immediate, further. Mo is not a guy for that, not at all.
“If I don’t line him up then his mood goes down. That is possible, but not against the team or whatever.”