Mohamed Salah reiterated that the ball is in Liverpool’s court for his new contract.
The Anfield faithful are worried about the situation of their best star, whose contract is due to expire in June 2023.
As it stands, Liverpool will lose one of their all-time best players for absolutely nothing at the end of next season
The reported stalemate between the club and the player has rumored to be rumbling since the summer, however, Salah has repeatedly insisted on his wish to stay.
It has also been suggested that Liverpool should break their pay structure to persuade Salah – who wants £ 400,000 a week – to sign a new deal.
However, the 29-year-old insists his request for a raise is not far-fetched.
“I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands,” he told GQ. “It’s in their hands. They know what I want. I’m not asking for crazy stuff.
Salah is said to earn £ 200,000 a week making him Liverpool’s second highest earner behind Virgil van Dijk
He added, “I’ve been here since my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the administration, they have [been] recounted the situation. It is in their hands.
These words from Salah will only further frustrate Liverpool fans that a new contract has not been signed and ex-Red Glen Johnson cannot believe things have been allowed to drag on for this much.
Johnson told talkSPORT.com: “I know Mo loves the club, I don’t think he wants to leave and I don’t think the club wants him to leave.
Fans are growing frustrated with Reds owner John Henry over perceived lack of spending and Salah’s future unresolved
“It’s not a difficult deal to make, is it?” I don’t know what the heist is.
“From a business perspective, you can’t let a player like that go out for free. I can’t believe they let it go this far.
“Even if they wanted to get rid of him, which I don’t think they do, they should sell him. How much would it cost to buy Mo Salah three years from his contract? You would pay around £ 100million.
“I think it’s crazy. “
Salah is the Premier League’s top scorer out of 16 this season
Salah played a key role in helping Liverpool reach the top, winning the Premier League in 2019/20 and the Champions League the season before.
He also won the individual awards, taking home the PFA Players Player of the Year award and two Premier League Golden Boots. But he is aiming for the ultimate individual prize of the Ballon d’Or, which has so far eluded him.
Wanting to win the Ballon d’Or, Salah said: “If you asked me if it was a motivation for me to be here? Yes, of course. I can’t really lie and honestly say ‘I didn’t think about it.’
“No, I think about it. I want to be the best player in the world. But I’ll have a good life even if I don’t win [the Ballon d’Or]. My life is going well, everything is going well.
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