With 18 months remaining in Mohammad Salah’s deal with Liverpool, the discussion over his future has started to flow in the air.
Salah has been in a breath-taking touch since joining the Reds in June 2017, scoring goals and winning matches for his side at regular intervals. He’s currently at the top of the Premier league’s scorer’s list with 13 goals and 9 assists in 15 matches so far.
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However, the Egyptian’s future at Anfield is doubtful, as he is yet to renew his contract at an agreement with the club.
The 29-year old reportedly demanded the weekly wages of £500,000 which would make him the club’s highest earner.
Salah, who on multiple occasions has discussed his wish to stay at Liverpool is also keen to know about the club’s take on his financial obligations. In a recent interview with an Egyptian TV channel, Salah made it quite clear that he did not want to leave the Premier League but said it will be up to the club to watch over his situation. He also took a proud laugh at knowing about FC Barcelona manager Xavi’s interest in taking him to Camp Nou.
Club’s manager Jurgen Klopp however seemed a bit uncertain when questioned about the negotiations on Salah’s contract. “We are talking. Extending a contract with a player like Salah is not a thing you do this quickly and find an agreement. This has to be done after sitting and analysing over it. That’s completely normal. There’s nothing else to say about [it]. Mo speaks about it when he gets asked about it,” Klopp said in the pre-match conference against AC Milan.
Liverpool who have already made it in UCL round of 16, winning all five opening games to stand on top of Group B with 15 points, will face AC Milan in their last group game on Wednesday.