Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists uncertainty over Mohamed Salah’s future will not create discord in the team.
His contract with the Egypt international is set to expire at the end of next summer and the club and his agent are currently at an impasse, with a £400,000-a-week deal said to have been asked to pass. over existing salary structure.
Within hours of Klopp saying the future was in Salah’s hands within hours, the player’s agent tweeted seven crying/laughing emojis.
– Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) March 11, 2022
But the Reds boss said there would be no problem with the player himself in the dressing room.
“I don’t need to remind any player – and certainly not Mo – about that. No chance,” said Klopp.
“Mo is not a guy for that, not at all. If I don’t put him (on the team) his mood will go down. It’s possible but (it’s) not against the team or anything.
“This season everyone is fully committed, we may have some players who are not playing regularly and not enough in the squad and they can create a bad atmosphere. They do not. They will not. It’s a clear commitment to the team for this season and then we’ll talk about the rest – the future, the immediate, beyond. ”
If I don’t line up for him his mood goes down…but not against the teamJurgen Klopp on Mohamed Salah’s attitude
Salah will be in the squad for Wednesday’s trip to Arsenal despite suffering a left leg injury in Saturday’s win over Brighton.
Part of the reason the striker has scored so many goals for Liverpool (153 in 238 games) is his superior fitness and resilience that keep him in almost every game.
Incredibly, he has played 171 of 180 Premier League matches for the club and while some of the absences are related to the Cup of Nations or Covid, he has not missed a game. No game due to injury since the Champions League semi-final second leg at home against Barcelona in 2019.
“On top of that, there is a statistic that Mo is the player who fouls him the least; Klopp added.
“When you compare him to other strikers, it’s crazy that the number of fouls against him is so low that the top has blown his whistle. Madness. It means he’s in constant contact, going down, back up and stuff like this.
“It’s not just luck, he’s probably been involved since 9am, he plays very professionally and recklessly in every game.
“It is also sports science. He worked on his body. Unable to work miracles, some players are more vulnerable than others and Mo has the right attitude, the right mindset and the right body for that.
“Nine games, I could have played him once or twice. These things are really hard for him. He tries to be on the pitch in training sessions and games if somehow he can. ”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/jurgen-klopp-sure-uncertainty-over-mohamed-salah-future-wont-create-disharmony-41451770.html Jurgen Klopp is sure that Mohamed Salah’s uncertain future will not create discord