Jurgen Klopp says he was “not surprised” when Mohamed Salah said he wants to stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career.
Salah has been in excellent form for Liverpool this season, scoring 15 goals in 12 games across all competitions, including ten in only nine Premier League appearances.
With his current deal set to expire in 2023, the Egyptian’s long-term future at Anfield remains in doubt. He scored a hat-trick in Liverpool’s 5-0 annihilation of Manchester United on Sunday, prompting additional accusations that he is the finest player in the world right now.
Salah, on the other hand, recently stated that he wants to retire as a Liverpool player, and Klopp stated that he was aware of the forward’s ambition.
He’s in excellent shape right now, and he’s coping admirably with the attention that the rest of the world is lavishing on him. Klopp told Sky Sports News, “He adores his football and long, long, long may it continue.”
“I already knew [Salah wants to retire at Liverpool], I didn’t have to watch TV to figure it out.” I wasn’t astonished when he stated it because I speak with him on a regular basis and am familiar with the scenario.”
Salah’s treble made him the first player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick on the road against Manchester United.