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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unconcerned about Saudi Arabia’s interest in Mohamed Salah.

The Reds rejected a £150 million bid for the 31-year-old before the Premier League transfer window closed on 1 September, and no additional attempts were made before Saudi Arabia’s market ended six days later.

However, Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo has stated that a move for Salah is not out of the question.

“Are you kidding me?” Klopp asked.

“You ask about the January transfer window a week after we close the transfer window?”

“Obviously, you can’t ask these things in December. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. I’m not concerned for the time being.

“I hadn’t even considered it until you reopened that wound.” No, I’m not concerned.”

Henderson doesn’t have any bad blood.
Klopp addressed former captain Jordan Henderson, who said he did not feel desired by Liverpool prior to joining Al-Ettifaq in the summer, before his side’s trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers (1230 BST) on Saturday.

Henderson joined Liverpool from Sunderland in 2011 and played 492 times for the club, becoming captain and won seven major titles including the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and EFL Cup.

“We wouldn’t be having this conversation if one of those people [at Liverpool] said to me, ‘we want you to stay,'” Henderson stated earlier this month.

“That’s not to say they forced me out of the club or said they wanted me to leave, but I never felt wanted by the club or anyone to stay.”

Henderson left Liverpool for Saudi Arabia after the club signed midfielders Alexis MacAllister and Dominik Szoboszlai during the summer transfer window.

“I read it after learning about it.” “‘Hendo’ said the truth in every department,” Klopp said.

“We discussed it. I informed ‘Hendo’ that I wanted him to stay, but I had to warn him about the prospect of him not playing frequently.

“If ‘Hendo’ had performed, he might have had 50 games.” That is perfectly acceptable and feasible.

“With the relationship we had, I thought it was important that we talked about everything, including ‘what happens if…’.”

“‘Hendo’ is a fantastic player, I will always love him, and he is a fantastic guy, but he is not great when he is not playing.”

“He was my captain, and I told him I wanted to talk about it now because I didn’t want to wake up one morning and we were fighting because he believed he was going to start and I told him he wasn’t.

“That came out in Hendo’s ear and mind as ‘he doesn’t want me here.'”

“What he said is that if I had told him things like, ‘Hendo, stay here, you’ll be the main man in midfield,’ he would have stayed.” That’s true, but I couldn’t say it.

“As much as I wanted him to stay, I couldn’t, which is why ‘Hendo’ should have moved on.”


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