Jurgen Klopp declared the only reason Mohamed Salah would want to leave Liverpool "is the weather" as he played down the Egyptian's exit links.
Salah refused to rule out a potential transfer to La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona in a recent interview with Spanish outlet AS .
The 28-year-old has two-and-a-half years remaining on his deal at Anfield and has been in prolific form this season with 13 goals in as many Premier League games.
The departure of the club's main goalscorer would leave Klopp with a serious headache, but the Reds boss was unfazed with an amusing response when pressed on Salah's future.
"We could all look for something else if we want," said Klopp. "But I think the only reason to leave Liverpool at the moment is the weather.
"What other reason could be there? This is one of the biggest clubs in the world, we pay good money.
"Maybe not the most in the world, but we pay good and we have a sensational stadium with outstanding supporters and we have a fan base all around the world.
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"Our colours are red, which is the nicest colour anyway. You cannot force people to stay, but that is it. It is all about timing, the right moment, stuff like this."
Klopp added: "We make changes and bring players in and if a player wants to go, we cannot hold them back. It is just I wouldn't understand why they would want to go.
"When Mo answered the question it was that these clubs might be interested and he didn't rule out that.
"If you ask any player in the world who is not playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid, 'Can you imagine playing here one day?', would he say: 'No! Spanish is not for me.'?
"The only thing he said was we shall see and at Liverpool it is in the club's hands. All fine."
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