Mohamed Salah labels Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp a 'close friend'

Jurgen Klopp shakes hands with Mohamed Salah as he comes off for Ben Woodburn (not pictured)
Image: Mohamed Salah has 44 goals and 14 assists this term

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah says he and manager Jurgen Klopp have been "very close friends" ever since he arrived at Anfield in the summer.

Klopp made Salah his first signing of the summer from Roma in June for a fee of £34.4m, with the Egypt international experiencing great success in his first season - finishing as Premier League Golden Boot winner.

Salah's influence has also lead Liverpool to their seventh European Cup final - they play Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday - and the former Chelsea winger has heaped praise on his boss ahead of that game.

The Liverpool team have arrived in Kiev ahead of the Champions League final against Real Madrid

"From the first day, we were friends - he treated me like a friend so we are very close to each other, but still he is the boss and I am the player," said Salah.

"As a coach - as you can see - everyone knows him."

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Liverpool arrived in Kiev on Thursday ahead of Saturday's final as they look to stop Real Madrid winning a third consecutive Champions League title - a feat never achieved before.

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