Klopp gives mixed response to questions about Salah future

Date published: Saturday 1st February 2020 10:57 - Jonny Whitfield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Mohamed Salah looks “really settled” at the club amid recent talk of the Egyptian moving on from Anfield in the summer.

Salah, who joined from Roma in 2017, has become an unmissable part of Klopp’s team having scored 87 goals in 136 games since his arrival.

Indeed, the winger has netted 12 goals and assisted six others in the Premier League this season, helping the Reds to become the clear favourites to win their first league title in 30 years this term.

However, Salah faces the prospect of having ticked both the Champions League and the Premier League off his bucket list in the summer and pundits have suggested that the Egyptian could soon look for a new challenge.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Klopp said that while he believes Salah is settled, he is unsure as to the player’s opinion on his future.

Asked if Salah was settled, Klopp said: “I would think so, did you hear something different?

“How can you see the hunger to stay at Liverpool? It looks to me like he is really settled to be honest.

“I have no idea, actually, but you could ask me the same question for all the others and I have no idea. I didn’t think about it until [the press] asked me.

“As long as I don’t hear anything and I don’t ask the players what they think of next season or in two years, for me, it looks like [he will stay].

 

 

“How long is his contract? Long? I would [think so] yes, but I have no idea.”

Elsewhere in the press conference – held to preview Saturday’s clash with Southampton at Anfield – Klopp revealed that he was open to strengthening his squad in the summer.

He said: “Not easy but is it possible? We will see, we don’t know exactly.

“We just prepare potential situations, that’s how it is.

“We always try to strengthen and to strengthen could mean as well that we look at our own squad: who can make the next step, who is ready for doing that, who will hopefully not be injured and can hopefully make the next steps as well?”

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