Monday Sep 04, 2023. 15:00
Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp has made it known that there were no concerns over Mohamed Salah‘s focus ahead of Sunday’s clash against Aston Villa.
The Egypt captain, who has been strongly linked with Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad, retained his place in the starting line-up and scored the Reds’ third goal in their 3-0 win over Villa.
In a Sky Sports video shared by Fabrizio Romano, Klopp discussed Salah’s current state of mind after the English Premier League encounter which took place at Anfield.
When asked if he had to consider Salah’s focus on the game, Klopp said, “I didn’t have to, I didn’t have to. This was a media story. It never came through.
“I have a big desk in my office, a lot of papers are on that, I have a laptop, iPad, everything that you need: none of them were busy with any of this news,” the German tactician continued.
“I have a lot of things to do and that’s why we never thought about it. Mo had a completely normal, good training week. There was nothing, from my point of view, to think about.”
The transfer window closes for Saudi Pro League clubs on September 7 and there are indications in the media that the state-owned Al-Ittihad could make an attempt to sign Salah.
The British Summer transfer window closed on Friday and the 31-year-old Salah is contracted to Liverpool until June 2025.