Israel international Munas Dabbur was linked with a move to Liverpool in the January transfer window.

Reports then suggested Mohamed Salah could leave the Reds if they had signed the 27-year-old.

When the Egypt international was at FC Basel, he refused to shake hands with the players of Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv, which made headlines.

It was suggested at the end of the last year that Jurgen Klopp would be unlikely to make an approach for Dabbur, to avoid unsettling the former Chelsea man.

Dabbur sat down for an interview with Spanish newspaper AS, and discussed how the rumours of Liverpool interest picked up.

“There was never an official offer [from Liverpool]. They were only linked with me because I was in England on vacation,” he explained.

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Dabbur was also asked if Salah didn’t want him at Liverpool because of his nationality.

“That story isn’t true. I have Egyptian friends who spoke with Salah and he assured them that he had never said he did not want me in Liverpool,” Dabbur said.   

“We will play soon against Liverpool (in Boston, on July 21). I hope we see Salah and I’m sure we’ll talk.”

Yet another Salah themed Liverpool rumour rubbished, then.

Earlier in January, Sevilla agreed a deal with Red Bull Salzburg for Dabbur to join them this summer.