Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is standing firm in his desire to keep hold of Mohamed Salah.

Salah’s future has come under intense scrutiny over the past week or so, with reports yesterday that the Egyptian is ‘likely’ to depart Anfield.

However, Liverpool’s stance is reportedly still the same. No bid has come in and if it does, it’ll be rejected. The Daily Mail reiterate that today, and include a couple of interesting points about how Klopp himself is viewing the saga.

Mo Salah
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Never one to enjoy the transfer window, Jurgen would reportedly be ‘furious’ if Salah were to push to leave the club. Liverpool and Klopp are said to be ‘aware’ that losing the 31-year-old could derail their season and in fact the whole of the manager’s current project at the club.

Nevertheless, it’s claimed that ‘Saudi chiefs’ have been given ‘encouragement’ that Salah himself would be keen to listen to any offer.

They reportedly see Mo as the ‘jewel in their crown’ after a summer of lavish spending. As a result, Pro League chief executive Saad al-Lazeez is said to have now based himself in France for the remainder of the window, in an attempt to be close at hand to complete any deals.

All of these things are said to have privately ‘worried’ Klopp, who has taken on a bigger role in Liverpool’s recruitment. Regardless of any private feeling though, publicly, it’s claimed that the Reds will rebuke any and all attempts to buy their No.11.

Klopp worried over Salah situation

It’s no surprise to hear that Jurgen is feeling a little anxious ahead of the transfer window closing.

Although Liverpool are very clearly going to do all they can to keep Salah, a seed of doubt has been growing over the past week.

At this point, it would be great to hear something publicly from Mo. It was notable after Sunday’s win over Newcastle that the Egypt captain stayed away from the cameras and microphones.

Mo Salah
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It’s true that he wasn’t the star of the show that day, and everyone wanted to hear from Darwin Nunez. But given all the noise surrounding him, it would have been nice to have heard from Salah, too.

With Sunday’s game against Aston Villa not being shown on UK TV, it’s unlikely that Mo will speak out before the September 7th deadline.

As a result, Liverpool fans will be left to draw their own conclusions.

Klopp himself has of course fronted up to the rumours, and has emphatically shut them down. With the manager due to speak to the press tomorrow, he’ll get the chance to do so again. Whatever he’s feeling behind closed doors, Jurgen will hopefully keep up that strong stance.

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