Jurgen Klopp has claimed Mohamed Salah is in a ‘good moment’ amid reported claims of unrest at Anfield, with the Liverpool boss refusing to comment on the matter.
Salah, 28, recently underwent an interview with Spanish publication AS in which he commented on the possibility of leaving Liverpool for either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
In the days that have followed, speculation has intensified regarding Salah’s future with the English champions and there have been claims he could look to leave the club at the end of the season.
On a more positive note, there have also been reports that Liverpool will look to extend Salah’s current contract with the club that is due to expire in 2023.
Speaking during his press-conference ahead of Liverpool’s upcoming clash with West Brom on Sunday, Klopp refused to provide any credence to Salah’s future instead choosing to focus on how happy the Egypt international currently is at Anfield.
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“We never speak about contracts, with the press anyway, so why should we start now?”, Klopp said.
“Mo is in a good mood and moment, and in really good shape and that is the most important thing for me.
“If you would have been in training today, you would have seen him laughing a lot. He enjoyed the session so that’s good as well.
“The rest is nice for you to write but internally, nothing really [to say].”
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The main question in point here, is whether Salah would actually consider leaving Liverpool?
Indeed, it has been previously entertained that Barcelona and Real Madrid are considered the pinnacle for any aspiring professional, but such notions would be considered inaccurate in the current landscape.
Both Spanish giants are currently in the midst of major modifications and are currently well off the standard of the likes of Bayern Munich and Liverpool.
With that said, why would a serial-winner such as Salah condone taking a step down the footballing ladder?
He is on the verge of shattering a number of existing club records at Liverpool, and the squad itself has never looked stronger.
He has some legacy at Anfield, and one that can be reinforced even further should he choose to stay.
To date, Salah has clocked up 173 appearances for the Reds in all competitions and scored 110 goals. He has won the Premier League, the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup and, a year ago on Monday, the Club World Cup.
At 28, Salah is in his prime and is representing the world champions under FIFA’s Best Coach of the Year two years running.
There is only one place where Salah’s future is best suited. And it is not anywhere near Real Madrid or Barcelona.