Time is ticking on Mo Salah’s current Liverpool contract, and it appears the striker is unlikely to dive into a new deal, prompting Jurgen Klopp to comment on the situation
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Time to decide for Mohamed Salah: Will he stay? Liverpool Or looking for new pastures while he’s still at the top of his game?
The Egyptian has gone from strength to strength since arriving at Anfield in 2017, rewriting himself from Chelsea defeated by the legend of Liverpool.
But despite another tumultuous season for the Reds, on top Premier League The goals and assists charts at the time of writing, have left Kop loyalists nervous to see him put pen to paper and sign a new contract.
Salah’s current contract expires in 18 months on 1 July 2023.
And as seen with Gini Wijnaldum, the clock will run out if proactive measures are not taken.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is clearly not in the mood to wait around anymore, insisting that the ball rest firmly in Salah’s field ahead of Saturday’s game with Brighton.
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“I think Mo definitely expects this club to be ambitious and so are we,” the German said of his star situation. “It is Mo’s decision. All is well in my opinion.
“Nothing further, no signing, no rejection, we can just wait. Absolutely fine, no rush.”
Liverpool appear to have taken measures to ensure they will not be swayed if Salah decides to leave.
Luis Diaz was brought in just before the January transfer window ended, and has settled in very well.
Doubts still persist around Roberto Firmino’s future, especially with the form of Diogo Jota, who has seen him essentially become Liverpool’s new No.
But Diaz, who has scored one goal in nine appearances so far, looks brilliant and ushered directly into the dangerous three-pronged attack Klopp has become known for.
Former Colombia international Faustino Asprilla has raised some concerns about Diaz, insisting he is struggling psychologically.
“I think ‘Lucho’ is being eaten away by anxiety,” Asprilla said Marca Colombia.
“He is playing very well. But, when it comes to scoring, he made the wrong decision, in that game we saw he had to score first.
“In the Copa America, he scored an almost impossible goal [against Brazil in the group stage], and now he had a chance to score for the first time, but he couldn’t. The anxiety is killing him.”
Those problems were not shown in Merseyside, which came to life like ducks speaking to water. There has been excitement about his Anfield future.
The question is, does that go with Salah? His agent wasted little time replying to Klopp’s comments on Friday, but D-Day is fast approaching for all involved.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-mo-salah-jurgen-klopp-26443688 Decisive time has come for Mohamed Salah after Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool join