Klopp Dismisses Speculation Linking Salah to Saudi Arabia as ‘Nothing’


Amidst speculations surrounding Mohamed Salah’s potential move to Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed these claims as baseless. The reports suggested that Al-Ittihad was making a substantial salary offer to entice Salah to the Gulf state, aiming to match deals that previously brought Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar to the region.

Salah had signed a three-year contract extension with Liverpool just over a year ago, and his agent had already addressed such rumors by affirming Salah’s commitment to the club. Ramy Abbas, Salah’s agent, stated on social media, “If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to LFC.”

Liverpool has been dealing with disruptions in their transfer plans due to the recent departure of midfielders Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to Saudi clubs. Klopp made it clear that Liverpool would not entertain any offers for Salah, emphasizing his significance to the team.

During a pre-match press conference before Liverpool’s game against Newcastle, Klopp responded to the rumors by saying, “Talk about media stories… Mo Salah is a Liverpool player. He is an essential player, was and will be. There is nothing there. If there was, the answer would be no.”

The situation has led to discussions about Liverpool’s transfer strategy, especially considering their inability to secure signings like Moises Caicedo or Romeo Lavia before acquiring Japan’s Wataru Endo. Klopp acknowledged the need for more reinforcements in the final days of the transfer window and hoped for luck with injuries to navigate the upcoming months successfully.

“We have to be lucky with injuries, I have no doubt about the quality of the boys we have. In this moment, we are covered, but it is not a dreamland where you can be prepared for every situation. We have had to learn this in the past,” Klopp explained. He added that the team would strive to do their best in the coming weeks and adapt to various challenges that may arise.

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