Jurgen Klopp defends Liverpool dragging their toes over new Mo Salah deal as ‘it’s not like shopping for a smartphone’, earlier than hinting Egyptian’s agent is holding up negotiations
- Jurgen Klopp stated talks with Mo Salah weren’t ‘like shopping for a smartphone’
- Salah, 29, is within the last 18 months of his Liverpool contract and has not renewed
- Klopp additionally revealed that there’s ‘a lot from the agent’s aspect’ within the contract talks
Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool’s protracted contract negotiations with Mohamed Salah, quipping that coming to a deal is ‘not like shopping for a smartphone’.
The Liverpool supervisor additionally hinted that the largest supply of complication and delay over the contract was the Egyptian star’s agent.
Salah, 29, has entered the ultimate 18 months of a deal price greater than £200,000 a week however there isn’t any signal at current of him agreeing new phrases.
Jurgen Klopp has defended Liverpool’s ongoing contract negotiations with Mohamed Salah
Talks have dragged between Salah and Anfield chiefs over sorting new phrases for the star man
The ahead is arguably the perfect participant in Europe in the mean time, having scored 16 objectives in 20 Premier League video games earlier than becoming a member of the Egypt nationwide crew on the Africa Cup of Nations.
Negotiations have continued for a number of months, and Klopp displayed a trace of frustration at being questioned over the scenario once more.
‘I do not know what I can say on high of what I stated already,’ Klopp stated. ‘”What is the problem?” I would not say there’s a drawback, to be sincere, these are conversations.
In a latest interview with GQ, Salah revealed that his calls for from Liverpool weren’t ‘loopy’
‘If two huge firms strive to come collectively on the market often in regular life, in business, that is not completed in a single day.
‘A giant contract, it is not like shopping for a smartphone (that) you simply signal one factor and it is completed.
‘There are a lot of things to contemplate – some on the membership’s aspect, some from the participant’s aspect and a lot from the agent’s aspect. That’s the factor, nothing else.’
Just three days in the past Klopp was making the identical case for Salah staying at Liverpool, insisting there may be ‘nothing to fear about’ for Reds followers.
Salah (left) is at the moment away on worldwide obligation with Egypt on the Africa Cup of Nations
‘Mo has a contract right here till subsequent season,’ Klopp stated. ‘It’s simply the scenario. All tremendous, not completed, however we had talks.’
Salah himself opened up for the primary time in regards to the contract talks in an interview with GQ earlier this week through which he insisted his calls for weren’t ‘loopy stuff’.
‘I’ve been right here for my fifth year now,’ Salah stated. ‘I do know the membership very nicely. I like the followers. The followers love me. But with the administration, they’ve been instructed the scenario. It’s of their palms.’