Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool contract expires in 15 months and it is believed talks between the Egyptian and his boss have ‘broken down’ following an offer in December
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The Red Devils are hoping to agree a long-term extension with the Egypt international, 29, who has just 15 months left on his existing contract.
Salah has been a key factor in Liverpool’s success since joining the club from Roma in the summer of 2017, scoring 152 goals in 237 appearances.
It is believed that Salah prefers to stay at Anfield but the club’s most recent offer was rejected and no talks have been held since December.
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It’s important to note that Salah will play in the Africa Cup of Nations until February 6 and Liverpool have had a number of important matches since, including the EFL Cup final.
Based on GuardiansSalah and his agent Ramy Abbas Issa are not willing to agree a new deal with the six-time European champion, unless the terms are improved.
Rumors showed before Chelsea forward “would be delighted” to join another Premier League club should Liverpool fail to fulfill his demands.
Reports in January said Salah wanted a salary of £400,000 a week, making him one of the highest earners in the Premier League.
Salah is the Premier League’s top scorer this season with 19 goals and 10 assists. Only his Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold has offered more (11).
Klopp, who has just two and a half years left on his private contract, was relaxed about Salah’s situation when asked by the press on Friday morning.
“I think Mo definitely wants this club to be ambitious and so are we,” said the German. “It was Mo’s decision. The club did what it could. Everything was fine.
“All is well in my opinion. Nothing further happens, no signing, no rejection, we just have to wait. Absolutely fine, no rush.”
Salah’s agent posted seven smiley emojis shortly after Klopp’s comment was published online, with many believing it was a swipe at the Liverpool manager.
Speaking last October, the Egyptian expressed his desire to stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career but insisted the decision was “not up to him”.
“It’s not up to me, but if you ask me, I’d love to stay until the last day of the game. [career]”Salah said.” But I can’t say much about it, it’s not in my hands.
“It depends on what the club wants. It doesn’t depend on me. Right now, I can’t see myself 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 and I don’t see myself playing against Liverpool at the moment, but let’s see what happens in the future.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/mohamed-salah-liverpool-contract-update-26448013 Mohamed Salah's Liverpool contract: Talks 'broken down', Klopp comments and agent swipe