Liverpool midfielder Fabinho says the fact that Mohamed Salah continues to score goals shows his commitment to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Salah said in December that he couldn’t rule out a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
More telling, however, the Egyptian admitted he felt “very disappointed” that he did not win the Champions League captain’s title against Midtjylland.
Since scoring in that game, however, he has scored five goals in seven outings, including four in six Premier League appearances.
Talk to Sky Sports News, Brazilian Fabinho insisted that such form shows the winger is not slowing down.
“The big players will always have their names involved in the rumors,” Fabinho said.
“Salah is playing 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 different leagues.
“Anyway, I see him very happy here and happy with his performance this season. He is very demanding of himself, he wants to be the best, he wants to help the team and he works hard for that.
“It always has been and it hasn’t changed at all. He continues to score goals, which is what everyone is used to seeing. In the locker room, he always talks to everyone and makes jokes.
“I don’t see anything affecting him. Overall, I don’t follow the news so I’m not sure about the rumors. Like I said, top quality players will always be linked to big clubs.
Salah pulled off his recent scoring record despite dropping the Liverpool attack as a whole. But the 7-0 win over Crystal Palace may have inflated the Reds’ recent form – having won just two of their last six games.
As for its future, speculation has claimed that Liverpool prioritize new contracts for Fabinho and Virgil van Dijk in front of Salah.
Liverpool set to seal the defender’s exit
Meanwhile, reports elsewhere claim Liverpool are set to agree to a loan exit for Sepp van den Berg.
The defender has yet to play for the Reds this season, despite their concerns at the back.
Instead, Nathaniel Phillips and compatriot Rhys Williams intervened after injuries to Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.