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Klopp calm over Salah’s commitment to Liverpool

Speculation over Mohamed Salah’s future at Liverpool could intensify this week, but no-one is calmer than Jurgen Klopp about his star forward’s future.

Klopp’s side rejected a £150m bid for the Egypt international from Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad last week, with the Reds insisting the 31-year-old is not for sale.

With the transfer window in Saudi Arabia not closing until Thursday, Liverpool are bracing themselves for more bids in the coming days.

But after watching him score one goal and play a part in the others as the Reds beat Aston Villa 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, Klopp insists Salah is focused only on doing his best for the club.

“I never had any doubt about his commitment to this club,” the German told Sky Sports.

“You can’t imagine how much fuss the world has made but how calm we are with it. He is our player and wants to play here.”

That belief in Salah’s desire to remain at Liverpool appears to be felt in the dressing room.

Summer signing Dominik Szoboszlai, who scored his first goal for the club after just three minutes against Villa, said: “You know it is football, everyone is talking. We are really happy that he has stayed.

“We are of course speaking between each other but he wants to stay, he wants to be here and be with us.

“We are really happy – we need people in the team like him.”

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