Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp has hit back at Egypt coach Javier Aguirre after comments the Argentine made suggesting Mohamed Salah may change clubs to win titles.
Klopp responded in the same manner, asking Aguirre - who replaced Hector Cuper after a poor 2018 World Cup - to dump Egypt if he does not secure a silverware in the next two years.
The German tactician said in his pre-match briefing: “I would say if he [Aguirre] doesn’t win titles in the next two years he should move country!
"I don't know why people say things like this. I don't agree but it's a free world and he can say whatever he wants."
Salah joined the Reds last summer and tasted
He scored a staggering 44 goals, bagging several individual awards as he led the Klopp's side to a top-four Premier League finish and a Uefa Champions League final spot.
There had been links with Real Madrid in the past; one he responded to by signing a long-term extension with Liverpool.
Prior to that, Egypt legend Mido had suggested a move to the Galacticos was best for the former Roma star, and in a week where the striker again showed his world-class quality in the Pharaohs' colours, similar words were uttered by his national team coach.
“Salah may leave Liverpool in a season or two if he does not win trophies,” Aguirre told ONSport.
“Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp knows that very well and that’s why they are working hard to win trophies.”
Meanwhile, Salah who, for the eighth time, has been named the Best Player of the Month for Liverpool will hope to maintain his current form when Liverpool take on Watford in Saturday’s league clash.