The Reds rejected a price of 150 million pounds for the 31-year-old player before the transfer window for the Premier League closed on September 1st. There were no further bids made for the player before the Saudi Arabian market closed six days later.
It has been revealed by Michael Emenalo, who is the director of football for the Saudi Pro League, that Salah’s transfer request is still open for consideration.
The remark that Klopp made was, “You are kidding me, yeah?”
A week after we have closed the transfer window, you make a request for information regarding the January transfer window.
The fact that you cannot wait until December to ask these questions is something that should go without saying. For now, we will have to wait and see. At this moment, I am not concerned, at least not till that time comes.
There was never a moment when I gave it a second thought until you opened that wound once more. Not at all, I am not bothered.
There is no animosity toward Henderson.
When Klopp was speaking before of his team’s match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. British Summer Time, he also referenced former captain Jordan Henderson, who stated that Liverpool had not made him feel welcome before he moved to Al-Ettifaq in the summer.
Over the course of his time with the Reds, Henderson made 492 appearances, climbed to the position of captain, and won seven major championships, including the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, the Premier League, and the Champions League. Henderson left Sunderland in 2011 and joined the Reds.
In the beginning of this month, Henderson made the following statement: “We wouldn’t be having this conversation if one of those people [at Liverpool] said to me, ‘we want you to stay at Liverpool.'”
“Now, that is not to say that they forced me out of the club or that they were saying something to the effect that they wanted me to leave, but at no point did I feel that the club or anyone else wanted me to stay.”
In the wake of Liverpool’s purchases of midfielders Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai during the early summer transfer window, Henderson traveled to Saudi Arabia.
After I became aware of it, I decided to read it. According to Klopp, “Hendo” was in complete agreement with the facts in every respect.
We talked about the situation. “Hendo” was informed that although I desired for him to remain, we needed to have a conversation about the possibility of him not playing as often as he did.
“Hendo” would have played in approximately fifty games if he had been able to perform. Totally acceptable and feasible in every way.
I was of the opinion that it was essential for us to discuss everything in our relationship, including the question of “what happens if…”
“Hendo is a fantastic player and a wonderful person, but when he is not playing, he is not even close to being outstanding. My love for him will last forever.
I told him that I wanted to talk about it now rather than wake up one morning and find us fighting because I told him that he wouldn’t be commencing when he thought he would. He was my captain, and I told him that I wanted to talk about it now.
The phrase “he doesn’t want me here” materialized in Hendo’s thoughts and ears as a result of that.
If I had told him things like, “Hendo, stay here; you will be the main man in midfield,” he stated that he would have stayed. He maintained that he would have stayed whatever. Indeed, it is the truth, but I was unable to articulate it accurately.
Despite the fact that I had a strong desire for him to remain, I was unable to get him to stay; hence, it is for the best that ‘Hendo’ moved on.
It is not the case that there is any bad blood or anything else.