Liverpool news: Klopp confident of Salah stay

11 months ago

In the latest Liverpool news, manager Jurgen Klopp has dismissed speculation Mohamed Salah could leave the club.

Egypt international Salah has been a revelation since arriving at Anfield from Roma last summer, netting a staggering 39 goals in all competitions to date, including two strikes during the Reds’ 5-1 aggregate success over Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The 25-year-old is likely to become just the third player in Liverpool’s history to net 40 goals or more in a season, while he is the heavy favourite to finish as the leading scorer in the Premier League this term, as his 29 strikes currently leave him four clear of nearest rival Harry Kane.

Salah’s amazing form has led to speculation that he could join Real Madrid this summer, but Klopp has now moved to dismiss those claims by insisting that the forward is enjoying life on Merseyside.

Klopp told German publication Bild: “I know that Mo feels very comfortable here, and he knows that our style of play suits him very well, so I am not worried about a transfer.”

Salah has also indicated he is more than happy at Liverpool and he knows there is still a lot to look forward to this season, with a Champions League semi-final tie with Roma to come over the next few weeks.

“There’s something very special about playing for Liverpool,” Salah told CNN. “The Champions League nights are special for the fans too. You can feel it on the streets.”

Winning the Champions League would certainly cap an amazing first season back in English football for Salah and Liverpool are priced at 11/5 to go on and claim Europe’s top prize.

Before Liverpool can turn their attention to their upcoming Champions League semi-final, they must first negotiate Premier League games against Bournemouth and West Brom.