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Klopp gives verdict on Salah’s contract negotiations with Liverpool

Sat 21 August 2021 | 8:21

Although Liverpool have had a quiet summer, they have struggled to retain their current stars and have so far managed to secure a new contract with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Allison, Fabinho, and Virgil van Dijk to keep core parts of their title-winning team together.

Next on the Reds' list of contract renewals is 

reportedly the Reds’ Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah

, whose contract has less than two years left to run.

Klopp told his Burnley press conference when he was asked about the negotiations: 

"I’m involved in pretty much everything that happens in the club. Maybe some talks happen without me, that’s possible but I’m not sure. Apart from that I know about all things.

“It is how it always is; we don’t speak about these things. I know we changed that a little bit with Hendo [Jordan Henderson], but that doesn’t mean we will from now on tell you about each little step with negotiations.

“Firstly, Mo is obviously in a really, really good moment, form-wise, mood-wise, how he behaved from the first day he came back, absolutely great.

“We are all adults, we are all professionals. If there are talks there are talks, and if there's a decision then we will tell you. Until then it’s only important how the parties work together - and that’s not about Mo, it’s in general. We don’t have to talk about anything else, and the decisive people can talk in the background. 

“But yes, with two years left, you can imagine that there are talks. That is it.”

 

During 

Liverpool’s 

Premier League opener against Norwich last week, 

Salah

, who had been with his national team until recently, 

broke another Premier League record with the club.

 Meanwhile, scoring 126 goals in 204 games for the Reds, Salah sits 12th in their all-time scoring list.

The Egyptian came in to replace 

Jota 

in the last 30 minutes of the game and scored a goal to show his form at the beginning of the season. Mohamed Salah has now scored in five consecutive opening games in the PL.

Asked whether he used such records, or perhaps the idea that he could one day be considered the greatest forward in Liverpool history, to motivate Salah, Klopp smiled.

“I don’t have to,

” he said. “

He knows that. Mo is aware of all these things, and that is absolutely fine! He enjoys it. 

“Breaking records is great, and the records he broke already are absolutely insane. I obviously didn’t know last week when he scored, that he is now the first player in the history of the Premier League to score in five successive [opening-day] games. And there’s a reason why nobody else did it - because it’s really difficult!

“If there are any records out there, he knows about them. And he doesn’t have to change his style, he just has to play football, and when he plays his football, when he works as hard as he does, there will come situations where he can score. 

“With his quality, he can obviously do that, and I think he can set records with assists as well. Just being around goal situations, that’s Mo Salah! 

“I’m really happy with him, but I never told him that he could be the biggest Liverpool legend ever, or whatever. That’s not something you go for, because people will judge you on that after your career.”

 

 


source: Goal

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