Salah is here to stay: Klopp

Arnold Nichols
April 14, 2018

Mohamed Salah was one of a number of Liverpool players who appeared to mock Harry Kane after the Premier League awarded Tottenham's second goal against Stoke to the England striker.

Jurgen Klopp says he knows for a fact that Mohamed Salah will be a Liverpool player next season.

But boss Klopp is confident the 25-year-old is going nowhere this summer, declaring Salah is delighted with life at Liverpool.

The Egypt winger has scored 39 goals in all competitions, helping Liverpool into the Champions League semi-finals, where they will face Roma over two legs.

This is the first time in the history of the Premier League that any one player has picked up the award three times in a single season. He gives us all a good feeling, so everybody is really happy for him.

And Liverpool manager Klopp is relishing the club's return to the Italian capital in pursuit of their sixth European crown.

"I'm very proud to see myself fighting to break the record for the Premier League", Salah said. If we now always start talking after a year and is it 'will he leave?' or whatever, then I don't think about. Now we go to Rome and I don't think the hype will be a little bit less for him.

So, we probably shouldn't be surprised to see him celebrate a big goal for Liverpool in such a manner, even if he was there in his capacity as a pundit, rather than a fan.

"All people went into the quarterfinal with this emotion that we've now to win, we'll do it".

They also took his overall tally for the season to 29, making the Egyptian only the second African after Didier Drogba to reach that mark in a PL campaign.

Salah now sits on 29 league goals, the joint most in Europe alongside Lionel Messi, and could become the first African to lift the European Golden Shoe. "My impression at the moment is that they are all excited about being in this group".

Klopp said: "I walked up the stairs and somebody told me".

The gong means he is now the first player to win the award three times in the same season in the Premier League's history.

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