Mohamed Salah: Jurgen Klopp Delivers Brutal Answer to Question on Liverpool Star’s Future

Mohamed Salah: Jurgen Klopp Delivers Brutal Answer to Question on Liverpool Star’s Future

Elijah Odetokun
May 4, 2024 at 8:01 AM
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  • Jurgen Klopp is in his final weeks as Liverpool boss
  • Mohamed Salah’s future at Merseyside is uncertain
  • The manager is uninterested in what happens after

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Jurgen Klopp is not the right person to ask about Mohamed Salah’s future, and the manager delivered a brutal response when quizzed about that winger’s next move.

Klopp cited “running out of energy” as one of the reasons he would leave the club after nine years, and his recent activities in the team and his reactions prove that he was right.

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Jurgen Klopp and Mohamed Salah embrace after he was substituted against Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on March 17, 2024. Photo by Marc Atkins.
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The manager and player clashed on the touchline during the 2-2 draw against West Ham at the London Olympic Stadium, a match which further dealt a blow to their title hopes.

Unless something dramatic happens, the manager's farewell party will only have the Carabao Cup, which they won after beating familiar foes Chelsea in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Klopp comments on Salah's future

Speaking to the media ahead of the match against Tottenham, as quoted by Mirror UK, the manager was asked about the Egyptian’s future, and he appeared uninterested.

“It's not my subject anymore. I don't think I should speak about it, others will decide that, especially Mo. Those decisions will be made by other people,” he said.

The club reportedly rejected a £150 million offer from a Saudi Arabian club for their star player in the summer, with many fans criticising the audacity to reject such an offer for a 31-year-old player.

Per The Athletic, the Merseyside club expects the winger to stay next season and plans to keep him in the squad, with Arne Slot set to take over from Klopp.

The Reds reached an agreement with Feyenoord for the Dutch manager and will pay a compensation fee of £9.9mil for a decision the club's sources described as “brave over popular”.

What Klopp said to Salah

Sports Brief reported on what Klopp said to Salah, which led to their touchline confrontation during Liverpool's 2-2 draw against West Ham on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

Jamaican forward Michail Antonio disclosed the details of the conversation from what he heard the other players saying around the bench when the fracas was happening.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.