Jurgen Klopp has insisted that talks about Liverpool star Mohamed Salah's contract would not be a distraction to anyone in the club.
Salah has a deal at Anfield until 2023, but his future has become a talking point after he refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona in an interview with AS last month.
While Liverpool have struggled for consistency and sit fourth in the Premier League, Salah has netted 13 times to be the top goalscorer in the competition.
"It's not that [players] go out and [volunteer] to talk about the things we think are important. It's pretty rare that that happens," the Liverpool manager told reporters.
"We get asked questions and then we answer and that's then the story and it always sounds like we started the conversation.
"But in Mo's case it's not like that, so no, I don't think it will distract the season."
While Salah is the top goalscorer in the Premier League with 13, five of those have come from the penalty spot.
Liverpool have won just one of their past six games ahead of their trip to Old Trafford to face rivals United.