A pinch of salt as always, Reds – Téléfoot journalist Frédéric Calange has unbelievably claimed that Mohamed Salah is no longer on good terms with Jürgen Klopp.
We have absolutely no idea what the basis is for this outrageous statement, but the Telegraph have also reported this Calange claim from France in addition to the one from AS a few days ago. That claim forced Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas to take to Twitter and vehemently dismiss it.
Téléfoot journalist @FredCalenge claims that Mohamed Salah no longer really gets on with Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) April 22, 2019
To our eyes, there have been zero indications that anything like this could be possible between the two. The Egyptian seems delighted to be at Anfield and Klopp is equally elated to have his talisman and top-scorer at the club.
It doesn’t make any sense really. Salah has scored a league-high 19 goals for the Reds this season after showing intense determination and persevering though a bit of dry patch.
After soaring to dizzying heights last season, the 26-year-old is now being judged against an impossible benchmark that he himself has set. Conjecture and rumours are to be assesed against this context.
Somehow, the Egyptian hasn’t even been nominated for the Player of the Year award (even though he has scored just over three times the number of goals from the same position as PFA POTY nominee, Bernardo Silva).
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) April 17, 2019
But let’s not forget that Salah was recently on the cover of Time magazine. Of the accolade, Klopp said, “He’s a role model in so many different things,”
“It’s really, really nice to have him.
“He’s in the middle of the dressing room, he’s sensationally good with all the boys and he is very influential for us. And if somebody thinks he is influential for the rest of the world as well then good, show it”, the German concluded.
That definitely doesn’t sound like there’s bad blood at all, does it?!
So, maybe this Frédéric Calange rumour is just the latest in a run of ridiculous comments or perhaps even an attempt to unsettle the forward for some reason. At this point, we just don’t know!
Reds fans responded to the unfounded communiqué with humour, rage, or downright disbelief.
— Mike (@MikeMongie) April 22, 2019
Fred Stop chatting nonsense to use Mo Salahs name to make yourself relevant. pic.twitter.com/eV3HeY7iIE
— LFC Watch (@Mobyhaque1) April 22, 2019
You’re the bunch who claimed Fabinho was off to PSG.
— Devesh🇷🇸 (@Naby_SZN) April 22, 2019