Jurgen Klopp insists Mohamed Salah was not distracted by the contract saga

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has insisted he didn’t see Mohamed Salah being distracted by final season’s contract saga, though it was an challenge that was continually talked about.

Salah was set to be out of contract subsequent summer season, creating uncertainty over his future at Anfield, particularly as months of talks had beforehand failed to achieve an settlement.

The breakthrough was ultimately made and he signed a brand new long-term deal originally of July.

“He is in really good shape and of course he is happy to be here. As clear as it was to him, and I said we were going to get the deal over the line, it was still an open matter and everyone is talking about it. We’re human, but I didn’t see it distracting him much to be honest,” Klopp defined.

The Liverpool boss urged Salah has returned from the summer season “full of energy” and “given us all a boost” – he already has a purpose and an help from the Community Shield final weekend.

“After a few weeks off, Mo is always full of power and energy,” Klopp stated.

“He came back in good shape and yes, knowing where he’s going to be, I wouldn’t say for the rest of his career because he’s a player who can play for a lot longer, but for the next very, very important years in his career. It gave us all a boost and so did he. He looked really sharp throughout pre-season to be honest. Long may it continue.”

Despite scoring 31 targets in all competitions in whole, Salah’s type dipped briefly upon his return from the Africa Cup of Nations. Klopp places it all the way down to the frustration of dropping the closing, whereas Sadio Mane took confidence from successful it with Senegal.

“The difference between the two was winning the AFCON. But if you do the hardest thing, you build a house and when the storm puts it aside you did the same job, one takes energy and one gives energy,” Klopp stated.

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