Jurgen Klopp is confident Mohamed Salah’s contract issues won’t distract Liverpool
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is confident that Mohamed Salah’s contractual situation will not distract his players this season.
The 28-year-old’s current deal with the Reds runs until 2023, but his future has been in doubt after refusing to rule out the possibility of leaving Anfield to join Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Those rumors coincided with particularly bad bad form for Liverpool, which saw them slide to fourth in the Premier League table, six points behind leaders Manchester United.
Despite all of these growing concerns, Reds boss Klopp has defiantly said Salah’s contract issues are not “distracting this season” and defended his star forward, saying the rumors were “a normal thing in the world. football world ”.
“It’s a normal thing in the world of football. Mo didn’t give a speech, it’s not that we go out and talk about things that we think are important. It’s quite rare that this happens.
“We are asked and answered questions – that’s the end of the story. But it still seems like we’ve started the conversation.
“In Mo’s case, it’s not like that. I don’t think that’s going to distract this season.
Rumors about Salah’s future erupted in December, when the Egyptian star refused to rule out the possibility of joining one of Spain’s two giants, saying his future was in Liverpool’s hands.
However, the Premier League champions remain calm on the situation as they believe they can reach an agreement on an extended contract with the striker.
Despite Salah’s refusal to rule out a possible departure, 90 mins previously revealed he was not actively seeking a transfer and was not unhappy at Anfield.
Salah admitted he was disappointed not to receive the captain’s armband as the manager of a young team against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League, suggesting that his relationship with Klopp is not as strong as others within the team.