There were overnight rumors suggesting that the Egyptian winger had agreed to a move worth £191 million to Al-Ittihad, which would result in him earning more than £3.5 million per week as part of the significant spending spree by the Saudis. Nevertheless, Liverpool had extended Salah’s contract until 2025 last year and have no intentions of considering offers for their star forward.
Jurgen Klopp, in anticipation of the upcoming match against Newcastle on Sunday, informed reporters that no such offer had reached his desk and that the matter was entirely baseless. He mentioned, “It’s challenging to discuss media reports when, from our perspective, there’s nothing to discuss.” He reiterated that Mo Salah is an indispensable player for Liverpool and emphasized that there is no substance to the rumors. He affirmed, “If something arises, the answer would unequivocally be no. I believe in addressing problems when they actually arise, and currently, there’s absolutely nothing.”
Klopp also commented on the broader landscape of football, particularly regarding the influx of investment-backed Saudi Pro League clubs and their potential impact on European football. He outlined potential adjustments to create a more balanced playing field. He noted, “Although it’s not ideal and not favorable for us, it’s the current reality.” He went on to explain how larger clubs are accustomed to dealing with transfer pricing, and in certain cases, that’s the way business operates. He acknowledged the existence of a next level in the industry, acknowledging its challenges and less-than-ideal nature. He addressed the issue of differing transfer windows and suggested that governing bodies, like FIFA, should ensure that all teams engage in transfers within the same timeframe to maintain fairness and consistency in the sport.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn