What is Salah worth now? Klopp refuses to put price tag on 41-goal star

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Liverpool acquired the Egypt international for just £36.9 million, with his efforts during a remarkable 2017-18 campaign making him quite the bargain

Mohamed Salah’s 41-goal haul for Liverpool has offered quite the return on a £36.9 million investment, but Jurgen Klopp is reluctant to speculate on what he could be worth now.

The Reds picked up the Egypt international from Roma in the summer of 2017, with Anfield providing a clean slate in England for a man who had previously flopped at Chelsea.

Klopp insists that Liverpool always knew what they were getting, with there never any doubting the 25-year-old’s ability, but he has exceeded all expectations.

Records continue to tumble around the in-form winger, while Real Madrid are reported to be sniffing around a potential ‘Galactico’, but those at Anfield have no desire to enter into discussions regarding an asking price for a man now considered to occupy a standing among the global elite.

"What price Mo now? That's not interesting," Klopp told reporters after seeing Salah net again in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with West Brom.

"He's stepped up to make the next step in his development.

"At Roma, he was really, really good and it's only because England has such a great league that you obviously don't watch other leagues often enough!

"It's clear he was really good at Roma and a very, very offensive midfield player. And he's very cool in front of goal."

Klopp added on a star turn he was always “pretty sure” could shine on Merseyside: "Is it a bargain? I don't know but it's the business.

"Which is the better business, to bring in Andy Robertson from Hull for a few million or doing that?

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"That's the business part of football. £37m or whatever it was, I'm not sure of the price, it was the market and other teams could have bought him.

"Is it that now he's scored 40 goals, maybe we should pay £50m? You always take the risk that it doesn't work.

"He's a very good player and we hoped, we were pretty sure, it would work out, but we couldn't be 100 per cent sure."

Salah has now matched Luis Suarez’s record Premier League goal haul for Liverpool of 31 efforts, while he is just six short of emulating Ian Rush’s historic return of 47 from 1983-84.