Salah going nowhere – Klopp

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Liverpool FC manager, Jurgen Klopp has dispelled speculations that in-form striker, Mohammed Salah would depart Liverpool when the transfer window opens in the summer.

Klopp, 50, maintained that he is not bothered by those rumours as he knows Salah to be very comfortable with his current situation while expecting him to better end the season in style.

“I know that Mo feels very comfortable here, and he knows that our style of play suits him very well, so I am not worried about a transfer,” he said.

Salah, 25, is currently enjoying his second stint in the English Premier League (EPL) with Liverpool after an unproductive spell at Chelsea in 2014. Salah later joined Fiorentina and AS Roma where he recaptured the form that put him on the world football map.

Liverpool signed Salah from AS Roma last summer for the sum of £36.9 million and he is currently leading the race for the PFA Player of the Year award and the Golden Boot. He has netted 39 goals and provided 11 assists this season in all competitions for the team, more than any other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

Salah recently made history as the first player to win the EPL Player of the Month award three times in a single season. In addition, his 29 EPL goals put him level with Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, for the most goals scored by an African in a single season in the league. His sights are now set on overhauling the record number of goals in a 38 game season, currently 31, jointly held by Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer.

Liverpool will be looking to Salah for insights when they battle his former team, AS Roma, for a place in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) final in Kiev.

The sole English contenders are aware of the danger Roma pose and would not expect a facile victory. According to Klopp: “It was not that I thought ‘Thank God not Bayern, thank God not Real Madrid, yippee Roma’ or the other way around. Whichever opponent we would have got, I would have said there is a chance because it is football – so there is a chance against Roma.”

The first leg of the tie will be played at Anfield on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, with the second leg on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in Stadio Olimpico.

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