With Liverpool struggling for Premier league form after a five-game winless, including four games without a goal, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp insists talk of a potential Mohamed Salah exit is not a distraction.
When asked whether Liverpool could be affected by the speculation surrounding the Egyptian star, Klopp said: ‘I don't think so. That's a normal thing as well in the world of football.
‘It's not that we go out and talk about things we think are important, it's pretty rare. But we get asked questions and we answer and that's the story and (it looks like) we started the conversation.
‘In most cases, it's not like that. No, I don't think it will disrupt the season.'
The Reds' next game sees them face Manchester United in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday night, with the FA Cup one of the trophies that has eluded Salah since he arrived at Anfield in 2017.
When pressed on his future, Salah insisted everything was in Liverpool's hands, saying: ‘That's a tough question, but right now I can say that everything is in the hands of the club.”
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