Liverpool's Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah has recently made some comments about Real Madrid, prompting rumors.
boss Jurgen Klopp has ruled out the possibility thatMohamed Salah
's contract status could have a negative effect on Liverpool's performance this season.
Salah has been in the media spotlight since speaking in an interview about a possible move toReal Madrid
. Salah still has two-and-a-half years left on his current contract with Liverpool, and there is no pressure on the two sides to reach an agreement to extend the contract, and Klopp is not worried about that.
Klopp commented on whether the status of Salah's contract could affect the team's performance.
"I don't think so
“That's a normal thing as well in the world of football.
"It's not that we go out and talk about things we think are important, it's pretty rare. But we get asked questions and we answer and that's the story and we started the conversation.
"In most cases, it's not like that. No, I don't think it will disrupt the season."
Liverpool faceManchester United
today after a sharp drop and just one win in their last six games, and Klopp hopes that now that the team has reached its lowest level in recent months, it can begin to recover and improve.
The German added:
"We lost that game and it was a really low point.
"When I think back I can't find a reason why we lost that game but we lost it. It happened and sometimes you need a really low point to change things properly and that's for sure we will go for now.
"If we would have won in a bad game the world would have said, 'OK, it's not the football they usually play but they are back on the result path', but in the long term it would not help.
"It can be a real help if we use it. I can imagine what a lot of people think about us in the moment.
"But people don't change overnight. People sometimes face challenges they are not immediately ready for and sometimes you don't even know a challenge will come up.”