- Salah linked with Al-Ittihad move
- Saudi side willing to offer mega-deal
- Klopp adamant Salah will stay
WHAT HAPPENED? Klopp had been asked about speculation surrounding Salah ahead of Liverpool's next Premier League fixture against Newcastle. Salah has been linked with a move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad, who are thought to be willing to offer the forward a deal that will see him earn more than Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr. However, Klopp has said no offer has been made and that the Reds are determined to keep hold of their talisman.
WHAT THEY SAID: "There is nothing to talk about from our point of view. We don't have an offer, Mo Salah is a Liverpool player. There is nothing there, if there would be, the answer would be no," he told reporters. Klopp then insisted that the forward is "100%" committed to the Reds despite the speculation over his future.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: This is not the first time this summer that Salah has attracted interest from Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian's agent, Ramy Abbas, has also played down talk of a move. He tweeted at the start of the month: “If we considered leaving Liverpool this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract at the club last summer. Mohamed remains committed to Liverpool."
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WHAT NEXT? Salah is due back in action for Liverpool on Sunday against Newcastle in the Premier League.