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Jurgen Klopp shuts down Salah to Saudi Pro League rumours

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reiterated that star forward Mohamed Salah is not for sale despite rumoured interest from Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad.

The Saudi Arabian club have already snapped up Fabinho from the Reds and are looking at another of their players before the transfer deadline.

Klopp also urged FIFA to close the gap between the European transfer window and the Saudi Arabian one.

The Saudi Pro League clubs have around another week to buy players after the European transfer window closes on September 1.

And with the Saudi clubs interested in several European players, it could pose a problem.

Ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Newcastle United on Sunday, Klopp took questions and unsurprisingly had to answer to rumours about Salah.

Klopp said (via Liverpool’s official website): “Yes (there isn’t any offer). It’s difficult to talk about media stories as there’s nothing to talk about from our point of view. 

“Mo Salah is a Liverpool player. There’s nothing there. If there was something, the answer would be no (he’s not for sale).

“At the moment, there’s nothing. I said already if there is something, the answer would be ‘no’. Is Mo still committed? 100%!”

The German manager complained about the influx of money from the Middle East and admitted it was not ideal for the European clubs that another top player has entered the business but reiterated that it is just business.

Klopp added: “What makes it impossible to deal with is our transfer window closes and they stay open. 

“Then we play until January 1, and this is our squad. We have that problem. I remember something like this in Russia a long time ago. That was not completely crazy money. It’s new and challenging. 

“I am pretty sure FIFA could [change their deadline] like this (clicks finger), but I am not sure they want to.”

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