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Liverpool respond to Rummenigge’s comments on Salah: Egyptian is not for sale

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Liverpool have reportedly warned Bayern Munich that Mohamed Salah is not for sale in the summer transfer window. Their comments come after Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge praised Salah, calling him the “Lionel Messi of Africa”.

According to the Sun, the Reds have firmly expressed that Salah, who has two years left on his Anfield contract, is not for sale at any price.

Rummenigge claimed earlier this week that Salah’s performances are on par with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

“In my opinion, Salah is the Messi of Africa and of course he got the skills to play in the best teams in the world,” Rumminegge told ON Time Sports (h/t Kingfut).

“What he [Salah] has achieved can be compared to what Messi and Ronaldo did with Barcelona and Real Madrid.”

He also added that Bayern do not plan on signing Salah right now, but they might consider working with him in the future.

He added: “At the moment we don’t plan on signing Salah, but certainly it would be an honour to have him.”

And Liverpool have reportedly not taken to Rummenigge’s praise kindly.

Salah contemplating future move

A number of other clubs, including Real Madrid and Barcelona have had their eye on Salah for a while. The 28-year-old sparked suggestions over a move in a recent interview with Spanish newspaper, AS.

“Who knows what will happen,” Salah said. “But right now I am focused on winning the Premier League and the Champions League with Liverpool again.”

When asked if he could leave in the future, he added: “That’s a tough question, but right now I can say that everything is in the hands of the club. Of course I want to break records here and, I repeat, all the club records, but everything is in the hands of the club.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp responded at the time: “I have nothing to say [about the AS interview]. All fine from my side.”