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According to former Egypt international Mido, Mohamed Salah’s rich success at Liverpool is down to his manager, Jurgen Klopp (h/t The Express).

Salah, 26, joined Liverpool from AS Roma last summer and went on to have a sensational season, scoring 44 goals in 50 games. The Egyptian flopped during his debut Premier League season with Chelsea and was sold to AS Roma after just 13 Premier League appearances over two underwhelming seasons.

But after Salah’s success at Roma, Klopp took a gamble and the move handsomely paid off as the Reds finished 4th in the league and reached the Champions League final last season.

The Egyptian star signed a new five-year contract with the club in the summer and got his second season off in emphatic style too, scoring the first goal in the 4-0 thumping of West Ham last weekend.

It remains to be seen if Salah can replicate his last season’s form but Mido believes that his compatriot’s success is all down to Klopp’s coaching.

“I think the key of Salah’s success last season is Jurgen Klopp. Because Jurgen Klopp put him in the right position,” Mido told Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast. (h/t The Express)

“If you see Salah he was a winger at Chelsea, he was a winger at Roma, he was a winger at Fiorentina, even at Basel. He was a line player – he gets the ball one-v-one and he was far from the goal.

“But Jurgen Klopp has been very clever with the way he has made him play, made him tuck in, made him play like a second striker on the right, always close to the goal, always in that link-up position.”

Mido feels Salah’s blistering form in his debut season at Anfield is because of the lesser defensive work demanded by our gaffer.

“But the best thing Jurgen Klopp has done for him is that he doesn’t make him work hard when he doesn’t have the ball,” Mido added.

“He doesn’t defend a lot so he’s always fresh. If you see him, always when he’s playing there on the right, there is Milner there behind him.

Read more: Former Tottenham manager tips Liverpool for Premier League glory

Salah has started very well in his second season at our club. If he manages to reproduce last season’s form once again, I am certain that the Reds can topple Manchester City for the Premier League title.

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World-class Liverpool target set to move away from La Liga club in the summer

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Latest Liverpool transfer news: James Rodriguez could be on his way to the Premier League

Sky Sports Germany (h/t Mirror) reports that James Rodriguez will not extend his stay with Bayern Munich and wants a new club in the summer.

The 27-year-old joined the Bavarians on a two-year loan deal in 2017 from Real Madrid, and the report claims that the Colombian has struggled to settle at the Bundesliga club.

Rodriguez has put up some great performances for the Bavarians this season and scored 7 goals in the Bundesliga.

Bayern had the choice of signing the Colombian permanently for £37million, but the report claims that Rodriguez isn’t interested in staying at the club.

The report adds that the 27-year-old will meet with agent Jorge Mendes and discuss his future move, and he isn’t interested in staying at Real Madrid too. Zinedine Zidane is back at the club, and he doesn’t see Rodriguez in his plans, according to the report.

Liverpool interested in Rodriguez

The report claims that Liverpool are interested in the Colombian but so are a couple of other Premier League sides.

Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the 27-year-old, and the report claims that Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in Rodriguez.

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James Rodriguez

Liverpool already have a fantastic first-team under Jurgen Klopp but could do with another attacking midfielder in the side.

Rodriguez’s time at Bayern has been average, to say the least, and there is no surety if he will fit into the scheme of things at Anfield.

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The Reds play a high-energy game under Klopp and it will be interesting to see who we sign once the season is complete.

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Boost for the Reds as Klopp provides positive news over two Liverpool stars returning to fitness

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Latest Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp provides a positive update on two Liverpool players

Jurgen Klopp provided some positive news regarding Roberto Firmino’s return to the first-team.

The Brazilian missed our last three games and is working to regain fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham.

The forward is at our training camp at Marbella, and Klopp claimed that the Brazilian still needs to be looked after (h/t LiverpoolFC.com):

“Bobby looks really good [and] he is now part of training. It was not too long out, but of course we are still careful and want to make sure nothing happens.”

The manager added that Firmino had played in some of the smaller games with the rest of the players and it was “the first step to play football.”

“Today he was in around about 70 per cent of the session. Tomorrow he will probably be in completely, we will see, then hopefully it will be fine.”

More good news for Liverpool

Firmino returning to fitness for the final would be a huge boost to our attack.

The Brazilian has a great relationship with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, and the trio could cause Tottenham all sorts of problems.

Klopp also spoke about another injured player as Naby Keita is making a return from an abductor injury sustained against Barcelona at the Nou Camp:

“Naby is, I would say, a bit ahead of schedule, but that doesn’t mean anything for the final.”

The German added that the player is running and doing some work, and spoke about Keita possibly playing in the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer.

“For me, it would be good if Naby would be 100 per cent fit and could play the Africa Cup of Nations, to be 100 per cent honest.”

However, Klopp confirmed that Keita would not be playing in the tournament if he wasn’t completely fit, and claimed that the medical staff would work to get the Guinea midfielder back to his best.

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Liverpool have just over a week before the final and hopefully, we have Firmino ready to go against Spurs at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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Promising Liverpool starlet to sign new deal and join Scottish giants on loan

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Sheyi Ojo close to joining Steven Gerrard at Rangers

The Daily Star reports that 21-year-old winger Sheyi Ojo will sign a new five-year deal with Liverpool and then be on the move.

The English youngster was on loan at Reims last season but only made three starts for the Ligue 1 side. Ojo did play 18 games in all competitions for the French side, but most of them came off the bench.

The report claims that Ojo will be joining Rangers after signing a new deal with the Reds. Gers manager Steven Gerrard used his connections to sign a couple of players from Liverpool last season.

Ryan Kent was a success at the club, and the report claims that Gerrard is looking to keep the Englishman for another season.

However, Kent is expected to move to another club, and the report claims that Ojo would be his replacement for the Scottish giants.

Ojo needs to play regular football

The report claims that Ojo is highly rated at Anfield, and it should not come as a surprise if he is loaned out for another season.

The English winger will find it difficult to get regular minutes under Jurgen Klopp next season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could do with some competition, however, Ojo hasn’t proven his ability in a top league yet.

It will be interesting to track his development next season and see if he performs better than Kent at Rangers.

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The Reds are blessed with young attacking talent at the moment, with Harry Wilson also shining at Derby County this season.

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