Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool has made it abundantly clear that no amount of money could convince his club to part ways with Mohamed Salah despite interest from Saudi club Al-Ittihad. Last week, Liverpool rejected Al-Ittihad’s PS150 million offer; but with Saudi’s transfer window soon closing they may attempt one last attempt before its conclusion for this window.
Klopp remains unwavering in his position against Salah due to his trust that the player is committed to Liverpool’s cause. Salah played an instrumental role in their recent 3-0 victory against Aston Villa and scored all three goals himself; Dominik Szoboszlai noted how Salah expressed his wish to remain with Liverpool; “he wants to join us – it makes us very happy to have people like that on board”.
Salah’s actions on the field and in the dressing room have spoken volumes about his commitment. Klopp explained, “He didn’t tell me but he didn’t have to. He speaks with his training and performances and behavior.” Klopp also revealed that recent meetings with the players’ leadership committee focused on the future and did not include any hints of Salah’s potential departure.
When questioned about whether Liverpool’s position would remain steadfast as the Saudi transfer window’s deadline loomed, Klopp’s response was unequivocal: “Yes.”
Liverpool’s recent victory over Aston Villa marked Salah’s 150th goal for the club, underlining his exceptional contributions. The only blemish on an otherwise comfortable afternoon for Klopp’s team was a hamstring injury sustained by Trent Alexander-Arnold, casting doubt over his availability for England’s upcoming matches against Ukraine and Scotland.
Regarding Salah’s performance, Klopp was effusive in his praise: “Nobody came to me and told me something could happen or whatever. I’m pretty sure I would have got a call but I didn’t. And Mo didn’t look for a second like he thought about anything else other than about Aston Villa. He has unbelievable numbers but it’s not a surprise that he has the numbers. And he had chances on top of that, and involved in creating and setting up and all these kind of things. He’s a world-class player, no doubt about that. And I’m really pleased he is in my team.”
As the Saudi transfer window ticks away, Liverpool’s resolute stance sends a clear message: Salah is not for sale, at any price.