Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is “very happy” at Liverpool amid recent speculation over his future.
Egypt international Salah is rumoured to be Real Madrid’s top summer transfer target as talks continue to stall with the Reds over a new contract.
The 28-year-old still has two-and-a-half years to run on his current Anfield deal, however, and Fabinho does not believe that his teammate is seeking a move away from the reigning Premier League champions.
“Big players will always have their names involved in rumours,” he told ESPN Brasil. “Salah plays for Liverpool, one of the biggest teams in the world. I think it’s normal to see his name linked to other teams, especially from different leagues.
“Anyway, I see him very happy here and pleased with his performances this season. He’s very demanding with himself, he wants to be the best, he wants to help the team and works hard for it.
“It’s always been the case and it hasn’t changed at all. He keeps scoring goals, which everyone is used to seeing. In the changing room he’s always talking to everyone and making jokes.
“I don’t see anything affecting him. Overall, I am not following the news so I’m not sure about any rumours. As I said, top quality players will always be linked to big clubs.”
Salah has scored and assisted a combined 21 goals in 24 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions this season.