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Sport Jurgen Klopp: Mohamed Salah's contract situation is NOT a distraction

14:51  24 january  2021
14:51  24 january  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions that Mohamed Salah ’ s contractual situation could have a negative impact on Liverpool’s season. Salah has two and a half years to run on his present contract , so there is no pressing need to find a fresh agreement, and Klopp is not concerned about

Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions that Mohamed Salah ’ s contractual situation could have a negative impact on Liverpool’s season. "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

Mohamed Salah standing in front of a crowd: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Jurgen Klopp claims speculation over Mohamed Salah's future at Liverpool will not disrupt the Premier League champions' season ahead of a difficult fixture list.

Egyptian star Salah caused a stir in December by revealing he would be open to a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona but insisted his fate is still in the hands of Liverpool.

With Liverpool struggling for league form after a five-game winless, including four games without a goal, Reds boss Klopp insists talk of a potential Salah exit is not a distraction.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Jurgen Klopp (left) insists speculation over Mo Salah's (right) future will not disrupt Liverpool © Provided by Daily Mail Jurgen Klopp (left) insists speculation over Mo Salah's (right) future will not disrupt Liverpool a football player on a field: Salah hinted at a move to Spain last month but has insisted his future is in Liverpool's hands © Provided by Daily Mail Salah hinted at a move to Spain last month but has insisted his future is in Liverpool's hands

When asked whether Liverpool could be affected by the speculation surrounding Salah, Klopp said: 'I don't think so. That's a normal thing as well in the world of football.

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Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions that Mohamed Salah ’ s contractual situation could have a negative impact on Liverpool’s season. Salah has two and a half years to run on his present contract , so Salah was a substitute for the Reds’ shock loss to Burnley at home on Thursday, but

Jürgen Klopp has told Mohamed Salah the only reason to leave Liverpool is the weather but conceded the club cannot force a player to stay “When Mo answered the question it was that these clubs might be interested and he didn’t rule that out. If you ask any player in the world who is not

'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 (it looks like) we started the conversation.

'In most cases, it's not like that. No, I don't think it will disrupt the season.'

After a strong start to the season, Liverpool's form has dramatically dropped off and the free-scoring Reds currently lie in fourth - six points behind leaders Manchester United.

Mohamed Salah wearing a uniform and holding a football ball: Klopp (left) described talk of Salah's exit as 'normal' ahead of a busy fixture list for Liverpool © Provided by Daily Mail Klopp (left) described talk of Salah's exit as 'normal' ahead of a busy fixture list for Liverpool

To make matters involving their recent form even worse, Klopp's Reds face a trciky fixture list over January and February, as last season's champions face five out of the top current top-eight in their next seven league outings.

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Mohamed Salah has signed a new five-year contact at Liverpool in a move which Jürgen Klopp said ‘speaks very loudly’ of the club’ s ambitions.

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Liverpool's next game sees them face Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday night, with the FA Cup one of the trophies that has eluded Salah since he arrived at Anfield in 2017.

Salah admits he is focused on retaining the Premier League this season as well as aiming for another Champions League triumph, but hinted that a move to one of Spain's big boys may be too good to turn down.

Mohamed Salah et al. wearing costumes: Salah has won the Premier League and Champions League since arriving at Anfield in 2017 © Provided by Daily Mail Salah has won the Premier League and Champions League since arriving at Anfield in 2017

'I think Madrid and Barcelona are two top clubs,' he said last month. 'Who knows what will happen in the future, but right now I am focused on winning the Premier League and the Champions League with Liverpool again.'

When pressed on his future further, Salah insisted everything was in Liverpool's hands, adding: 'That's a tough question, but right now I can say that everything is in the hands of the club.

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Forward Mohamed Salah was on the bench for the first hour of the Burnley defeat but will be It has been widely viewed as a negotiating tactic to get an improvement on a contract which does not Klopp insists that speculation is not a distraction for the player or the team. “ That ’ s a normal thing

'Of course I want to break records here and, I repeat, all the club records, but everything is in the hands of the club.'

Mohamed Salah standing next to a football ball: Salah and Liverpool are struggling for form at the moment after five games without a victory © Provided by Daily Mail Salah and Liverpool are struggling for form at the moment after five games without a victory

Salah reiterated the same message in a revealing interview with Norwegian channel TV2 earlier this month.

'If you ask me, I say I want to stay as long as I can, but as I've said before, it's in the club's hands,' he said. 'I'm always going to give 100 per cent until the last minute I'm at this club and I want to win as many trophies as I can.

'I want to give 100 per cent to the people who show me love all the time.'

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