Mohamed Salah has not given Jurgen Klopp sufficient reason to sit down for “a proper talk” about his Liverpool future, the Reds boss insists. Egypt forward Salah has been a key figure at Anfield since joining from Roma in June 2017, winning the Champions League and Premier League under the guidance of manager Klopp.
This season has seen speculation that Salah may not be as happy with Liverpool as they are with him, amid rumours he could consider leaving the club.
When Klopp substituted Salah 62 minutes into Thursday’s league clash with Chelsea, body language suggested was far from happy with no longer being out on the pitch.
Liverpool, who were 1-0 down at the time of the change, could not find an equaliser and slid to a fifth successive home defeat in the Premier League, a result that damages their prospects of Champions League involvement next season. On Sunday they face Fulham, again at Anfield.
Asked how he would stave off any problem with Salah, Klopp said: “Talking, that’s how it always is. I’m not even sure if this situation is now the reason for a proper talk about it.
“Because there were different things. We are 1-0 down, that makes no player happy, you go off and you cannot react how you react in different ways because you are not happy about the game.
“You are a striker and you think you should stay on the pitch, that’s completely clear and not an issue. It’s just normal life. These things are not our problem.”