'I'm happy for him that he gets the Golden Boot.
"He has played this season, which is outstanding, but he is young enough and has enough potential to improve", said the Reds boss after his side secured fourth place to secure Champions League football next season.
It also ensured Salah claimed the Premier League golden boot, finishing two goals clear of Tottenham's Harry Kane - victor of the award in the previous two seasons - to add a sixth major individual honor to an already overflowing mantlepiece. I am very happy.
Should the clubs be unable to agree on the amount of compensation themselves, the PFCC will determine Solanke's cost based on a number of factors, including his playing record, the terms of the contract offered to him, the length of time at his previous club and interest shown by other teams.
The former Basel winger has been crucial for Liverpool this season in their chase for silverware and has helped his teammates reach the Champions League final.
"We will have a break now and it will be an important pre-season to finish higher than ninth next season".
With this feat, he becomes the second African after Didier Drogba (2006-07, 2009-10) to claim the prize and the third Liverpool player after Michael Owen (1997-98, 1998-99) and Luis Suarez ( 2013-14).
"I can't imagine how hard it must be if everybody tells you every day how brilliant you are but not only that, they give you an Oscar, an award for this and award for that, for getting out of the auto without an accident. So it's really hard to stay focused, and he is focused".
Still, with Salah scoring 44 goals in all competitions this season the Merseyside giants will surely just be hoping these demands put Los Blancos off pursuing a deal.
"It was really nice and the goal".
"They have a good team, a good coach and we are expecting it to be a very hard game, but we'll be prepared".