Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted that the club will not consider selling star attacker Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian winger previously caused a stir by refusing to rule out a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona in the future, and his current deal at Anfield is due to expire in 2023.
With Liverpool’s title defence in tatters, speculation over Salah’s future has continued to intensify, but Klopp has since poured cold water over rumours of a summer exit.
Speaking to reporters, the German said: “It is very important – both to the team and that Mo stays here with us. It is not often that I have to praise my own players, which of course I always like to do.
“But in Mo’s case the numbers just speak for themselves. But Mo is not only a goalscorer. He is developed football-wise as well – and is a very, very important player for us. And hopefully he will be that for a very long time, of course.”
Salah is the top scorer in the Premier League this season with 17 goals to his name, and he boasts a staggering 118 strikes and 45 assists in 187 appearances for Liverpool since arriving three-and-a-half years ago.