In light of Mohamed Salah’s latest comments, Jurgen Klopp admitted the club knew he wanted to stay, but added that contract negotiations were taking time as so many people are involved. The Egyptian has just eighteen months left on his current contract and is linked with a move.
Mohamed Salah’s consistency and prolific nature in front of goal, since arriving at Liverpool, has not only stunned fans and critics, but has also allowed the Egyptian to become one of the best in the world. His form this season has placed him in top form with the striker who has scored 16 Premier League goals in just twenty games. Not only that, he leads the assists table with 11 and has scored seven more goals in six Champions League appearances.
However, talks about the 29-year-old’s contract have made a big splash, as Salah only has eighteen months left on his contract and recently admitted that negotiations are no longer in his hands. he saw Jürgen Klopp reveal Liverpool know Salah wants to stay at the club but admitted contract negotiations take time even as things move forward. The German also added that he was positive about the way things were going and the fans were far from nervous.
“Today is dangerous with these interviews. We know, I know, that Mo wants to stay. We want him to stay. That’s where we are. These things take time, I can’t. It’s all in a right place, “Klopp said, ESPN reported.
“There’s so much going on in the negotiations. It’s also a third party, with the agent. There’s nothing to worry about, it’s a normal process. I’m positive about it. The fans aren’t as nervous as you are. They know the club and know the people who take care of things here. We can’t comment on that. “
There are questions about offering a lucrative new contract to a 29-year-old, however, especially since Salah will have little to no sale value going forward. But Klopp believes the Egyptian can continue at that same level even in the later stages of his career, much like Lionel messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Yes, I think (when asked if Salah can produce the same level in the later stages of his career). It’s his character, his determination and it’s the way he trains. His work attitude. is amazing, he’s first in and last out, doing the right things.
“He knows his body, he knows what to do, he listens to the experts here and tries to improve all the time. He works so hard for the situation he finds himself in now and won’t mess it up by doing less. So yes, I am as convinced as you can be, ”he added.