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mo go? Mohamed Salah's future at Liverpool 'in doubt' as Jurgen Klopp makes his point


Jurgen Klopp asked Thomas Tuchel for his opinion.

Jurgen Klopp asked Thomas Tuchel for his opinion.

Jurgen Klopp asked Thomas Tuchel for his opinion.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has insisted there is no one better to lead the club out of their slump, yet huge doubts are emerging over the future of star man Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool are aiming to halt a five-game losing run at Anfield when they take on Fulham on Sunday, with the crisis gripping Klopp's team threatening to cost them a place in next season's Champions League.

After Klopp demanded loyalty from players if Liverpool to not competing in Europe's elite competition next season, rumours are now swirling over Salah's future.

Amid suggestions that the Egyptian is pushing for a fresh challenge, sources have told the Sunday World that Salah could be moved on this summer in a bid to raise finances for a squad revamp, with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland viewed as a 'dream target'.

Meanwhile, Klopp has insisted he has the backing of the Liverpool owners, despite overseeing an alarming slide in fortunes in the opening weeks of 2021.

"If there is somebody who thinks there is another one who can do better then they have to make the decision, that’s clear. I don’t think that’s the case," said Klopp

"Not that nobody can do it better but that I don’t think any of the deciders have that opinion – at least nobody told me.

"It’s not that you can change everything. We change football things yes, but when we win football games we are not constantly partying and if we lose them we are not punching each other’s face. So it is not that easy. It is somewhere in between."

Klopp went on to suggest he is struggling to understand his side's slump in form, as he revealed he discussed the Liverpool crisis with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel after last Thursday's 1-0 defeat against the Blues.

"I spoke to Thomas Tuchel and he analysed us and he didn’t understand how we lost this and this game," he added of Liverpool's latest loss.

"You saw it. It cannot be explained really. A game that you lose because you perform bad, you can change, but if you play good and lose it anyway, not because the opponent is better but because you made a mistake or were unlucky… we had so many of these defeats this year.

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"Not many of performing completely under our ability. Maybe Aston Villa (lost 7-2) – but even that game was strange.

"That is what makes the situation so complex. Strange things can always happen and this season a lot of strange things happened, very rarely with a positive outcome for us. And that’s it."

Read John Aldridge's verdict on Mohamed Salah's future at Liverpool in this weekend's Sunday World.

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