Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp focuses on Mohamed Salah’s form on the pitch and not on his contract negotiations.
The club has agreed to a series of new deals with veteran players this year, but Salah, who has just under two years left on his contract, is one whose long-term future is not yet tied down.
Negotiations have not affected his performances, with the Egyptian international scoring in four of his five appearances this season.
“There’s really nothing to say, especially from me, since I’m not involved,” Klopp said.
“The only thing that really interests me is what Mo looks like, how smart and committed he is right now, and that’s absolutely spot on.
“It looks really good. There’s nothing more to say.”
Forward Roberto Firmino will be absent again on Saturday’s visit to Crystal Palace with a hamstring injury.
“He’s not ready,” Klopp said. “Bobby won’t start training with the team until next week. Then we’ll have to wait and see.”
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García: Salah ‘different’ will only improve
Mohamed Salah is a “different” perspective for opponents this season and will only get better and better, says former Liverpool winger Luis Garcia.
Striker Salah, 29, is in his fifth season as a Liverpool player and scored his fourth goal of the new season in a 3-2 comeback against AC Milan in the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday.
The Egyptian international has embraced his tactical understanding that could see him deliver more goals than before, according to Garcia.
“It’s getting more and more important. He knows where he needs to be. I think we can see a different Salah right now. You don’t see him doing those 50-yard runs, hitting the players and putting him on top.” corner.
“Now he’s moving more around the box; he knows his combinations so he’s ready. So the numbers are getting better and better.”
“His strengths are used alongside the box and the six-yard box. Every time the ball is out there, you know it’s very dangerous. I think the numbers could be even higher this season.”
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