Then Cuper revealed Zinedine Zidane's Madrid want to prise the 25-year-old forward away from Anfield.
"But we will not take it too much, for me this is an extraordinary situation at the present time".
Cuper was never one for keeping quiet and it appears things have not changed in his new job. A move to Real Madrid can also prove out to be great for him but can also prove out to be a wrong move for the Egyptian. But again it was like a kid trying to make into the squad of veterans.
But first, Salah has domestic and European business to attend to, and he is quickly becoming a firm favourite among the Kop faithful, through his form for Liverpool this season.
Salah is proving himself the bargain of the summer after moving to Anfield from Roma, with 17 goals in just 21 appearances making his £36.9 million fee look like a snip.
Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season to secure a return to the Champions League.
Salah's impressive form has been a top-level lately and especially in November as he helped the Reds remain unbeaten with three wins and a draw.More news: Samsung's W2018 flip phone is official, and it has an f/1.5 aperture
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"Meanwhile, Chelsea are the outsiders at 14/1 to re-sign their former player".
Salah has been one of the Premier League's best players so far this season following his £34m arrival at Liverpool over the summer.
"He is a different player to Suarez and hopefully he can keep delivering and improving".
"The biggest disappointment is that you have to stay in the game", said manager Chris Hughton.
Despite still having a contract until 2019, according to Catalunya Radio, he is plotting a fresh challenge after next year's World Cup in Russia.
Such selflessness will not help him boost his individual statistics but it is a big part of what makes him so valuable to his team and so appreciated by his manager. "Then the ball is go".