After some ambiguity about his future, Liverpool’s top star Mohamed Salah has announced himself to coach Jürgen Klopp’s team.
As the striker explained at the press conference ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Real Madrid, leaving in the summer is absolutely not an option for him.
“I’m definitely staying here next season, that’s for sure,” said Salah, who is currently in negotiations to extend his contract beyond 2023.
For Liverpool, the future with the 29-year-old has absolute priority, it was said in the media in connection with the rumors about Sadio Mane, which are also said to have their cause in this fact. However, Salah kept a low profile on a possible extension of his contract and referred to the upcoming final for Europe’s club crown in Paris.
“I’m not concentrating on my contract at the moment, I don’t want to be selfish. It’s about the team, it’s an important week. I want to win the Champions League again,” emphasized the Egyptian.
Salah had been linked with Paris and Real
Most recently, Salah had been linked to Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, and it seemed completely open how and if he would continue at Anfield.
After the weekend there should be movement in the matter. The sticking point, as so often, could be the money. Salah is said to earn around £200,000 a week, which puts him in second place behind Virgil van Dijk (£220,000) along with Thiago in the club’s internal salary ranking.
For an extension, he is said to be asking for a weekly wage of £300,000, and there were even talks of up to £500,000.