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Klopp Firmly Dismisses Salah-to-Saudi Speculation: Nothing to See Here

Liverpool’s manager dismissed recent speculation suggesting that Mohamed Salah might consider a move to Saudi Arabia, despite reports of a significant salary offer from Al-Ittihad that could rival the deals secured by Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in the Gulf state.

Salah had committed to Liverpool just over a year ago, signing a three-year contract extension. His agent, Ramy Abbas, had already dispelled rumors of a transfer, stating, “If we considered leaving LFC this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer. Mohamed remains committed to LFC.”

Liverpool has already faced challenges in this transfer window with the departures of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson to Saudi clubs. Klopp firmly stated that the club wouldn’t entertain any offers for Salah, emphasizing his importance to the team.

Addressing the media at his pre-match press conference ahead of the upcoming game against Newcastle, Klopp said, “Talk about media stories, there is nothing to talk about from my point of view—Mo Salah is a Liverpool player. He is an essential player, was, and will be. If there was anything, the answer would be no.”

Japan’s captain, Wataru Endo, may earn his first start for Liverpool at St. James’ Park, following his substitute appearance in the previous weekend’s 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.

Liverpool’s failure to secure Moises Caicedo or Romeo Lavia before turning to Endo has drawn criticism regarding their transfer business. Klopp acknowledged that, with the transfer window’s final week approaching, he may require further reinforcements or simply luck with avoiding injuries to navigate the upcoming months.

“In this moment we are covered, but it is not dreamland where you can be prepared with every situation, we have had to learn this in the past,” Klopp noted. “We have to try our best for next week. A squad where we can react to pretty much everything, is it possible? We will see.”

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