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Liverpool boss Klopp: If a player will only join because of Champions League then we don't want him

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists missing out on the Champions League won't hurt their transfer plans.

Speaking about the prospect of missing out on the top four he said “If a player wants to leave because we don't play CL then I don't want him.

“If a player does not want to come to us because we don't play Champions League next season, then I don't want him.

“And It is not a personal thing, but it is always like this. You always need to find the right squad for the challenges you face. Then you go for it. It is nothing I worry about."

And that includes Salah. The forward was visibly angry and upset when he was substituted just 62 minutes into the devastating defeat by Chelsea, and petrol was added to the fire of that controversy by his agent the following morning.

Klopp also said, “These kind of stories, they didn't happen. I can not guarantee it for the future, for all time, say it will never happen, but these kind of discussions never happened," he said of suggestions Salah is unhappy in any way.

“You get subbed, you are a striker and you think you should stay on the pitch. That's not an issue, it is just normal life. Mo is in a good mood - it is not a problem.

“I make the decision, the boys accept it - nobody feels they have nothing to do with the situation, that they are not responsible for it. I don't do that, the players don't do that."

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