Liverpool boss Klopp speaks out over Mo Salah contract talks
A fresh insight into the ongoing contract negotiations between Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and star man Mohamed Salah has been provided on Monday.
The subject of Salah’s future has of course taken its position centre stage in the media of late.
This comes amid Liverpool’s efforts to tie their star man down for the long-term.
The season to date has seen Salah establish himself as, once more, the most productive player in English football’s top-flight.
Mo Salah is a gift to football fans ♨️
— B/R Football (@brfootball) October 16, 2021
All told, across the 2021/22 campaign, the Egyptian has racked up an eye-watering 28 goals and ten assists in just 37 appearances.
His 6-goal advantage atop the Premier League’s goalscoring charts, meanwhile, means that Salah too looks a shoo-in to take home his latest Golden Boot come the season’s conclusion.
‘Nothing new to say’
As such, it should come as little surprise to hear that those in a position of power at Anfield have begun stepping up their efforts to tie the gifted wide-man down for the foreseeable future.
Salah’s current terms on Merseyside are due to expire in the summer of 2023, opening the door to a potential departure down the line.
Recent reports, meanwhile, have pointed towards mammoth £400,000-per-week wage demands on the part of the Egyptian, casting a renewal into doubt.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of his side’s upcoming Champions League showdown with Benfica, Jurgen Klopp, on Monday, was therefore asked for a fresh insight into the ongoing discussions between club and player.
This comes on the back of claims earlier this week that an agreement was on the verge of being struck.
Klopp, however, appeared to reject such claims in assuring that there remains ‘nothing new to say’ when it comes to Salah’s future, with ‘the decisive parties talking to each other’:
Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah’s contract: “There’s nothing new to say about Mo. The decisive parties are talking to each other and that is all I need”. 🔴 #LFC
Barcelona has never been an option for Salah. He’s not planning for La Liga move as things stand. pic.twitter.com/1t419XGW4Y
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 4, 2022
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