‘I would LOVE to stay until the last day of my football career’ – Mo Salah admits he will compromise the rest of his playing days with Liverpool as FSG owners continue to mull over a new contract
- Mohamed Salah’s future at Anfield is in doubt 20 months into his contract
- Since arriving from Roma in June 2017, he has become a Liverpool legend.
- The forward admitted he ‘would love’ to finish his career in Merseyside
- The Egyptian cannot give guarantees on a new agreed deal.
Mohamed Salah has made it clear that he wants to end his career with Liverpool, but says the decision is out of his hands.
The Egyptian, who has started the season spectacularly, has 20 months left on his contract. Liverpool spent the summer securing the future of veteran players, but have so far been unable to reach an agreement with Salah.
Since arriving from Roma in June 2017, Salah has become a Liverpool legend by helping the club win the Champions League and the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah has admitted that he is ready to dedicate the rest of his footballing future to Liverpool.
But Salah has been unable to give any guarantees on when or if the deadlock over whether he will stay will be resolved.
It is widely recognized that Liverpool will need to make Salah the highest paid player in their history and talks between his agent and the club will continue.
In an interview with Sky, Salah said: ‘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. It depends on what the club wants. ‘
The Egyptian has been in top form with his last goal against Atlético de Madrid
He added: ‘I can’t ever see myself playing Liverpool. That would make me sad. It’s difficult, but let’s see what happens. ‘
Jurgen Klopp suggested this week that Salah could win the Ballon d’Or and believes his forward can emulate Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring goals into his thirties. “Mo is incredibly professional and still has a lot to give,” said the Reds boss. “He is constantly interested in all the things he can do to improve. Why should we compare him (him to Ronaldo)? They are both world class.
‘I would say Mo’s left foot is better, Cristiano better in the air and his right foot. As for speed, fast and desperate to score goals. ‘
Liverpool fans are waiting to see if the club’s owners will offer Salah an excellent deal.
Salah has been in brilliant form for Jurgen Klopp’s team this season, scoring his 11th and 12th goals in 11 appearances in all competitions in the midweek Champions League win against Atlético de Madrid.
The Egyptian international became the fastest player to score 100 goals for Liverpool in September and is the fifth fastest to score 100 goals in the Premier League (162 games).
He has scored in all of his last nine games and his recent efforts against Manchester City and Watford are considered the first contenders for the goal of the season.