The Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah has made it known that he would love to finish his career at Liverpool FC but his future is “not in my hands”.
The world-class winger has entered the final two years of his contract with the English Premier League giants and the club is reportedly in talks with his representatives over a new deal.
Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are some of Liverpool’s key players, who have signed new deals in recent months.
However, no agreement has been reached so far on a new deal for their leading goalscorer Salah with Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group reportedly reluctant to sanction the most lucrative contract in the club’s history to secure his long-term future.
“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,” Salah told Sky Sports News.
“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. At the moment I don’t see myself playing against Liverpool but let’s see what will happen in the future.”
The 29-year-old player is believed to be currently on an incentivised deal worth about £200,000 a week, while top Premier League player Kevin De Bruyne earns £385,000 a week at Manchester City while Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be on a similar sum at Manchester United.
Salah is reportedly demanding £400,000 a week which would make him the highest-paid player in England and ut remains to be seen whether FSG will change their stance and agree to their most prized player’s demands.