Jurgen Klopp slams ‘dangerous’ Mohamed Salah Liverpool interview and stresses key contract claim

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has again stressed that Mohamed Salah is going through a “normal process” with his contract talks.

The Egyptian is still in talks over a new deal at Anfield to reward him for his success at the club. But while concrete updates have been hard to come by, Salah has talked openly about the situation.

In October, he insisted that, as it stands, he cannot see himself playing at any other club than Liverpool until he retires.

Two months later, though, he added that the decision over his new contract is not in his hands. Indeed, he called on Liverpool chiefs to make the call based on a number of factors.

Salah stressed in another interview this week, this time with GQ, that he is “not asking for crazy stuff”. He said: “The thing is when you ask for something and they show you they can give you something [they should] because they appreciate what you did for the club.”

Reacting to the interview, Klopp told a press conference: “First of all, nowadays especially I think it’s really dangerous with these interviews when you didn’t speak to the player himself or there’s nothing in what would be unexpected.

“We know, I know that Mo wants to stay. That’s the point where we are. These things take time, I cannot change [that], I’m sorry.

“But I think it’s all in a good place. I’m very positive about it, but I don’t think it makes sense that [I] speak on behalf of the fans because I’m pretty sure the fans are not as nervous as you are.

“They know the club pretty long, they know the people who are dealing here. That’s enough reason for feeling positive.”

Asked directly why the discussions are taking so long, Klopp added: “Things take time. There’s so many things that you have to do in these negotiations.

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“By the way, a third party – the agent – is there as well. There’s nothing to worry about, it’s a normal process.”

Klopp was speaking ahead of Liverpool’s rearranged Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Thursday.

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