Jurgen Klopp: ‘If a player wants to leave Liverpool because of Champions League, I will drive them’
Jurgen Klopp has vowed to evict any player who wants to leave Liverpool for failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Klopp said he had no qualms about Mohamed Salah, who had tweeted that there were “no excuses” for Liverpool’s failure to finish in the top four, will try to leave this summer and stressed that his 30-goal top scorer is up for grabs just wanted to apologize to fans for their collective underperformance.
Salah signed a new contract last summer and Klopp is adamant the winger loves life at Anfield, whilst being adamant to have a group of players who want to be there regardless of which European competition they play.
“Don’t worry, no, [that he’ll go]’ said the Liverpool manager. “Obviously Mo loves being here and Mo was there, he said, apologizing for what ‘we’ did – not what the others did, but I had to go with them… not at all.” .” It’s all right.
“If ever a player came up to me and said, ‘Oh, we didn’t qualify for the Champions League, I have to go’, I would drive him to the other club myself. I took the key and said: “Come with the car, where do you want to go, I’ll drive you.”
“That would be something I could never understand. That’s it I would say [adopting a childish voice]”Oh we didn’t qualify for the Champions League, I have to work in the Champions League so I’m going.”
“I’m responsible for this mess or whatever, so you can’t leave in those moments. That’s not the case at all with Mo and nobody else has told me – they ask if they can go on a longer holiday or whatever – but nobody asks me if they have to come back after the holiday.”