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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted that the Reds’ transfer targets will be itching at the chance of a move to Anfield. Speaking this week, Klopp addressed the speculation surrounding Mohamed Salah following the Egyptian’s admission that he would be open to joining Barcelona or Real Madrid in the future.
Klopp thinks it is normal for most players in world football to be attracted by a potential move to one of the La Liga giants.
But the German insists Liverpool has the same effect for many players who do not play for the Reds.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Klopp said: “Somebody asked [Salah] if he could imagine playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid, and if you ask all the players in the world I think most of them would say: ‘Yeah, one day maybe’ and stuff like this, it’s completely normal.
“If you ask players meanwhile, thank God, ‘can you imagine playing for Liverpool?’ if they’re not here, I think a lot of them would say ‘yeah, it would be a big opportunity for me’, stuff like this.
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“So that’s completely normal. It’s always the same in this kind of business.”
Klopp says he was not asked before Salah’s interview if he was okay for it to take place.
But he insists that is normal practice and he has no problem with what his forward said.
“I think I’ve never been asked before an interview if a player can do an interview or not,” Klopp said.
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“I saw the interview meanwhile, I didn’t see anything that was difficult for us to deal with or whatever.
“You ask a question, the player answers something and then after that we work it through for the next four weeks, depending on the interest, how interesting the player is, Mo Salah is obviously a high-profile player so it’s normal.
“But that’s really not an issue here at Kirkby.”
Speaking to Spanish outlet AS earlier this month, Salah was non-committal over his Liverpool future and did not rule out a move to Spain.
Salah said: “I think Madrid and Barcelona are two top clubs. Who knows what will happen in the future.
“But right now I am focused on winning the Premier League and the Champions League with Liverpool again.
“[How long I will stay at Liverpool is] a tough question.
“But right now I can say that everything is in the hands of the club. Of course I want to break records here and, I repeat, all the club records, but everything is in the hands of the club.”
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