Mohamed Salah admits transfer plans in light of Jurgen Klopp’s decision to leave Liverpool

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Mohamed Salah has revealed how influential Jurgen Klopp’s decision to leave Liverpool is on his own transfer plans.

Klopp announced earlier this year that he will be leaving Liverpool after nine years at the club in a bombshell announcement that shocked the footballing world.

Salah has been linked with an exit this summer

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Salah has been linked with an exit this summerCredit: Getty

But the exit of the German coach has sparked fears that it could lead to an exodus of players.

That has included Salah, who was signed by Klopp in 2017 and has also been linked with a move away already amid a massive Saudi bid.

However, the Egypt international has insisted that Klopp’s decision will not impact his own thinking regarding a transfer away.

Sky Sports explicitly asked Salah whether or not Klopp would influence his future this week.

The 31-year-old replied: “No, no – it’s life, it’s part of life now that everything.

“Players left the club already for, very important players left the club.

“The manager is also very important for the club and he is leaving the club. One day I will leave the club so, but no.”

Klopp revealed his decision to leave Liverpool in January, which even left players shocked – including Salah.

Klopp's decision will not impact Salah's thinking

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Klopp’s decision will not impact Salah’s thinkingCredit: AFP
Salah has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia

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Salah has been linked with a move to Saudi ArabiaCredit: Getty

The forward added: “Usually we don’t do meetings at 10.30am, as 10.30 is the report time.

“It’s normally a 10.30 meet time and then 12 noon training. Then they said there was a meeting at 10.30am. I was like: ‘What?’

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“The manager’s agent was there at the training ground and I thought: ‘Oh, he’s renewing his contract’.

“And five minutes before the meeting, Virgil [van Dijk] said: ‘Do you know what the meeting is about?’ I said no.

“He said: ‘The manager is leaving’. I said: ‘Really, the manager is leaving? You serious? Why?’ He said: ‘No idea’.

“Then the manager came in and he just said it and it was weird because no-one knew before. There was nothing in the media.

“He didn’t even prepare us for that, he just said it. That was a weird day for us and for the club.”

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