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Mo Salah: Liverpool striker sends social media message to Klopp, pledges to ‘fight like hell’ for trophies

Mohamed Salah has told Jurgen Klopp he "hopes to meet again" and appears to have pledged to stay at Liverpool next season in a set of messages on social media.

Liverpool football player Mo Salah

Liverpool top scorer Mohamed Salah has sent a public message to outgoing manager Jurgen Klopp and told the club’s fans he will “fight like hell” to win trophies at the club next season.

Striker Salah, whose contract ends in 2025, was strongly linked with a lucrative move to the Saudi Pro League midway through the 2023/24 season and had a flashpoint with Klopp during a slump in form for the 31-year-old during the second half of the campaign.

“It was great sharing all those trophies and experiences with you over the past seven years,” Salah wrote on social media, sharing a photo of himself training with Klopp. “I wish you the best of luck for the future and hope we meet again.”

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Klopp’s reign of almost nine years came to a close on Sunday with a 2-0 win over Wolves at Anfield as Liverpool finished third in the Premier League.

There had been hope of a title challenge but a run of one win and two defeats in five matches from mid-April allowed champions Manchester City and Arsenal to surge ahead of the Reds, who were also surprisingly knocked out of the Uefa Europa League by Atalanta that month.

Salah social media: ‘Fans deserve it’

“We know that trophies are what count,” said Salah. “We will do everything possible to make that happen next season. Our fans deserve it and we will fight like hell.”

Salah was forced out of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations bid in January, scoring only four club goals after New Year’s Day and issuing a warning following Liverpool’s draw at West Ham on April 27.

Having appeared to row with Klopp when he was introduced as a late substitute, Salah said “there will be fire” when he was asked what would happen if he spoke about the incident.

“We spoke about that in the dressing room,” Klopp later said. “It’s done for me.”

Should Salah stay, he will be managed by current Feyenoord boss Arne Slot when he attempts to add to his 210 goals in 346 appearances for Liverpool.

Dutchman Slot was confirmed as Liverpool’s new manager on Monday, tasked with succeeding a coach whose trophies included the Champions League in 2018/19 and the Premier League a year later.

The 45-year-old won the Dutch title at Feyenoord and the attacking style he is noted for could suit Salah as he plots a return to his prolific best.

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Ben Miller

Ben has more than 10 years' experience in sports journalism, covering two EURO tournaments, European club competitions, the Premier League, EFL and WSL and a variety of other major sporting events.

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