Jurgen Klopp has dismissed speculation about Mohamed Salah’s future, insisting that the Egyptian is committed to Liverpool.
Salah made headlines earlier this season when being interviewed by Spanish media and he flirted with the possibility of a future move to Real Madrid or Barcelona while also hinting that he is ready to sign a new contract at Anfield.
Having scored his 31st goal of the season against West Brom on Sunday, the 28-year-old has played a vital role in the Reds’ push to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
While the possibility of missing out on Europe’s elite competition next season had reignited further speculation about Salah’s future, Klopp re-affirmed everyone about the striker’s commitment to Liverpool highlighting his recent passionate goal celebration against Manchester United and reaction to Alisson’s winner against West Brom last weekend. The former Borussia Dortmund mentor spoke to the media ahead of their clash against Burnley on Wednesday.
“It sounds like you are surprised? I am not.
“When he scored the fourth goal at United, nobody was at fast as him so nobody could be as close as we were together after the West Brom goal, but I could see in his face the determination as well.
“It is difficult for me to answer this question. I know how committed Mo is to this team and this club. I don’t need a goal celebration to realise.”
The German technician concluded by re-assuring everyone that he has no doubt that the forward has the best interests of the team going into the last two games of the season.
“It is a completely logical thing that we celebrate goals like this because he is working his socks off since he is here.
“He’s in a really good moment and it is really helpful for us. Hopefully it stays for the last two games, like that, that would be even more helpful.
“I was never in doubt about his love for his team-mates and the club. Not for one second.”
Liverpool travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley on Wednesday night, before hosting Crystal Palace in their last game of the season on Sunday afternoon.
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