Mohamed Salah has underlined his intention to remain at Liverpool but made a rather alarming admission – no one at the club has spoken to him about his future yet.
Salah is approaching the final two years of his contract at Anfield. Having followed-up their Champions League triumph with a first Premier League title, the Reds’ ambitions have fallen apart this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were top at Christmas, but after a dismal 2021, they are now outsiders in the top-four race, and will need players like Salah next season if they are to return to the throne.
‘No one in the club is talking to me,’ says Salah
Salah, though, wants to help Liverpool strike back before he entertains the idea of a new challenge.
“I said before that I want to win the Premier League again, I want to win the Champions League again,” he told Sky Sports ahead of his team’s trip to arch-rivals Manchester United.
There has been a degree of uncertainty surrounding the Egyptian’s future, heightened by an interview he gave to Spanish publication Marca in which he seemed open to the possibility of a move to Spain.
Asked about the possibility of a new deal, he said: “No one in the club is talking to me about anything so I do not know.”
Salah has continued to shine amid the Reds’ desperate struggles – he’s scored 20 Premier League goals so far this season, leaving him just one adrift of Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.
In all, Salah has netted 123 Liverpool goals since joining four years ago. He needs only eight more to enter the club’s all-time top 10 (via lfchistory.net).
Transfer Tavern verdict
Why might Liverpool be slightly hesitant? Well, Salah will turn 29 in June and perhaps they’re wary of handing him a long-term contract which will surely cost them in excess of £200,000 per week – his current salary.
But there’s no reason to believe Salah can’t maintain his output until his mid-30s.
Take a look, for example, at this year’s race for the European Golden Shoe. 32-year-old Robert Lewandowski, 33-year-old Lionel Messi, 36-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo and 33-year-old Karim Benzema are all in the top 10.
And Salah’s certainly in and around that elite bracket.
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