Klopp responds to Salah's Barca remarks

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has responded to Mohamed Salah not ruling out a move to FC Barcelona or Real Madrid in a recent interview.

The Egyptian forward gave an interview to Spanish publication AS and revealed he wouldn't rule out future switch to either of the Spanish giants.

There were reports that Salah was dropped to the bench because of those comments, but Klopp insists he had no issue with the forward's comments.

“When Mo answered the question, it was just that these clubs might be interested, and he wouldn’t rule it out,” he said, according to Goal.

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“Imagine, if you ask any player in the world who isn’t playing for Barcelona or Madrid, and you ask them, ‘Can you imagine playing for them one day?’ and they say, ‘No, not for them, Spain is s***!’ or whatever.

“Why would he say that? All [Salah] said is, ‘We will see’ and that it’s in the club’s hands. That’s true, 100 per cent. It’s about the future.

“It’s really all fine. You obviously have not a lot to talk about, and that’s why we make a long story about one interview.

"That’s fine, but it doesn’t make it more important to me. Mo is a very important player for me, obviously, but the story around isn’t!”