Giving an interview with Spanish newspaper AS in December, Salah described Real Madrid and Barcelona as ‘two top clubs’ and added ‘who knows what will happen in the future.’
And the Reds’ boss, speaking ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Sheffield United on Sunday evening, believes Salah will be part of the club for the long-term.
He said: “It’s just a bit awkward when I have to praise my own players, which I like to do, to be honest, but especially in Mo’s case, the numbers speak for themselves.
“Mo is not only a goalscorer, he has developed as a footballer as well.
“He is a very, very important player for us and hopefully, he will be that for a very long time of course.”
Liverpool’s title defence has fallen apart in recent weeks and they sit sixth in the Premier League, five points off the top four, ahead of their visit to Bramall Lane.