The Brazilian is adamant his teammate remains in high spirits at Anfield despite speculation about his future
Fabinho insisted Mohamed Salah was “very happy” at Liverpool amid speculation about the Liverpool star’s future.
Figures like Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with the Egypt international after comments made in December where he left the door open to a possible exit from Anfield.
His Reds team-mate Fabinho, however, believes it is “normal” to see Salah linked to some of Europe’s top clubs and doesn’t think speculation has affected his performance.
What was said?
“The big players will always have their names involved in the rumors. Salah plays for Liverpool, one of the greatest teams in the world. I think it’s normal to see his name linked to other teams, especially from different leagues, ”Fabinho said. ESPN Brasil.
“Anyway, I see him very happy here and happy with his performance this season. He is very demanding of himself, he wants to be the best, he wants to help the team and works hard for that. ”
“It always has been and it hasn’t changed at all. He continues to score goals, which is what everyone is used to seeing. In the locker room, he always talks to everyone and makes jokes.
“I don’t see anything affecting him. Overall I’m not up to date on the news so I’m not sure about rumors. As I said, top players will always be linked to big clubs. ”
The Objective view
Salah’s contract, worth £ 200,000 a week, has another two and a half years to go, so there isn’t much concern for Liverpool at this point – although that’s obviously something that they will have to resolve over the next 12. month.
The goal has always been and remains to offer the Egyptian an extra time that would make him the club’s highest paid player. It would be both recognition for his incredible performances for the club in the past and a way to ensure the Reds maintain his value.
Despite his age, Salah’s condition and professionalism means that he should still have many years at the highest level.
It’s fair to say that the recent stories that emerged after Salah’s interview with AS raised a few eyebrows in the club. It was seen as an unnecessary and poorly timed distraction at a time when Liverpool were leading the Premier League and stealing.
Since then, of course, things have changed in this regard.
From a player’s perspective, there has always been a will and desire to achieve just about anything there is to be achieved, collectively and personally.
Money is unlikely to be a big player in this, the question will be more one of relationship and desirability – and right now Liverpool remain the satisfying club in every way.