A recent interview for the Spanish As, in which Mohamed Salah pointed out that he was not satisfied with Jurgen Klopp's decision to give the captain's armband to Trent Alexander-Arnold in front of him in Midtyland, Denmark, initiated a story about the status of an Egyptian at Anfield.
Stories about the dissatisfaction of the best player of the English champions were then fueled by the fact that he remained on the bench in the match against Crystal Palace (7: 0) in which he after got a chance and then scored two goals with an assist, and Jurgen Klopp decided to put out the fire before the match: "Mo is in a great mood, he is phenomenal at the moment and he is in very good shape, which is the most important thing.
We don't have pictures from today's training, but if they existed, you would see Salah smiling," the German strategist pointed out. Salah is one of the key factors on Liverpool's long-term path and his satisfaction and stay at Anfield are considered a precondition for new successes.
Although there was controversy in the England public about parting, Klopp did not want to give importance to such stories. "It's nice for the media to write about all that, but there's nothing to say about it."
Klopp on Salah and Liverpool
Klopp's claim that the Egyptian is in great shape confirms his performance on the field. Salah scored the same number of goals in 13 Premier League matches and is among the most deserving of the fact that the Reds are the leaders of the championship on Christmas for the third year in a row.
Liverpool is currently the first-placed team in the Premier League with 31 points from 14 rounds. "If you are the first on Christmas, it does not mean that you will be in that place in May. If it were different, we would already have two titles behind us.
We are currently in the best possible position, but that's all. We haven't played half the season yet." "We didn't win the championship for two years, even though we were the leaders for Christmas. It was not a matter of focus, but the quality of the rivals, and they still have that quality today," warned the Liverpool strategist.
Salah arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2017 from Roma for 42 million euros, and to date he has scored 110 goals in 173 official matches. The Liverpool striker will have a new opportunity to continue recording impressive results, and thus denying the rumors, on Sunday when Liverpool will host West Bromwich Albion.