Mohamed Salah has confirmed he wants to stay at Liverpool and insists he would remain at Anfield until the the “last day” of his career.
The Egyptian international’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023, sparking rumours of an exit from the club.
Over the last month there has been a lot of debate about his contract situation as he has yet to sign an extension.
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Salah’s wage demands have reportedly created a stumbling block as he is rumoured to be asking for over £300,000 per week.
Liverpool don’t tend to hand out big-money contracts to players over the age of 30, with Salah reaching that mark next summer.
However, amidst the rumours surrounding his future, the 29-year-old has insisted the decision is ‘out of his hands’ and that he would love to stay at the Merseyside club.
“If you ask me, I would love to stay until the last day of my football career, but I can’t say much about that – it’s not in my hands,” he told Sky Sports.
“It depends on what the club want, not on me.
“At the moment I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad. It’s hard, I don’t want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad.”
Salah has been in terrific form for the Reds so far this season. He has scored 12 goals in 11 matches in all competitions.
And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp thinks the Egyptian can win the Ballon d’Or after his blistering start.
When asked if Salah could win the Ballon d’Or this year, Klopp replied: “Yes.
“I have no idea how you win the Ballon d’Or. If it’s about being in the Champions League final and scoring the most goals, it may be difficult, but if it’s on the form of the last two years, then he has a chance. Internally he always got the recognition, externally I don’t know.
“After the two goals he has scored people, all of a sudden, think he could be [the best in the world]. He has scored like this before and has performed on the highest level for many years. He will do it again and again. Whatever you want to write about him, do it, he deserves it, but now we prepare for Atletico.”