Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has waxed lyrical about Reds teammate Mohamed Salah, saying he’s “very demanding with himself” and “wants to be the best”.
The Brazilian is also confident that Salah is happy at Anfield amid speculation linking him with a move away from Merseyside.
In December, the Egypt international gave an interview to Spanish newspaper AS in which he expressed his admiration for both Real Madrid and Barcelona.
When questioned on remaining at Liverpool, Salah said, as translated by Sky Sports: “That’s a tough one, but right now I can say that everything is in the club’s hands.”
Fabinho, however, says rumours linking Salah with the biggest two clubs in Spain is always likely – but he believes the player is very happy at Liverpool and is unaffected by speculation.
“Big players will always have their names involved in rumours,” Fabinho is quoted by Sky Sports as saying.
“Salah plays for Liverpool, one of the biggest teams in the world. So I think it’s normal to see his name linked to other teams, especially from different leagues.
“Anyway, I see him very happy here and pleased with his performances this season. He’s very demanding with himself, he wants to be the best, he wants to help the team and works hard for it.
“It’s always been the case and it hasn’t changed at all. He keeps scoring goals, which everyone is used to seeing. In the changing room he’s always talking to everyone and making jokes.
“I don’t see anything affecting him. Overall, I am not following the news so I’m not sure about any rumours. As I said, top quality players will always be linked to big clubs.”
Salah has been sensational for Liverpool over the years, so it’s worrying to see transfer speculation surfacing about his future once again.
Truth be told, however, there is no suggestion that a move is going to happen any time soon, based on what appear to be polite comments to an overseas outlet about that country’s top teams.
It was probably just a storm in a teacup and Reds fans shouldn’t really have anything to worry about.