'Salah was only being honest'

English Premier League

Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy says fans should not change their view of Mohamed Salah after his comments about FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

In an interview with Spanish publication AS the Egyptian star did not rule out a future move to Spain when asked about the LaLiga giants.

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Egypt legend Momahed Aboutrika also recently claimed Salah was unhappy at Liverpool which was promptly refuted by manager Jurgen Klopp.

However, Murphy feels Salah was being honest in the interview and has urged supporters to enjoy him while he is still at the club.

"All Salah did was fail to commit the rest of his career to Liverpool or close the door completely on a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid," the former Reds star told the Daily Mail.

"As a fan, you’d want him to nail his colours to the mast and shoot down any transfer speculation immediately, but if you think about it from Salah's point of view, it is understandable.

"He didn't grow up in England, his family may want to live in a warmer climate or different culture. I'd have played forever at Liverpool if I'd been a guaranteed pick like Salah, but these days it's normal for players to leave themselves options.

"I always think it is best to judge players by their work rate and performances on the pitch, and you cannot fault Salah this season or at any time since he joined the club.

"He is in brilliant goalscoring form and we should focus on that rather than what may or may not happen in the future."

Salah has scored 110 goals and registered 45 assists in 174 games for the Reds since joining the club from AS Roma in July 2017.

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