Mohamed Salah has said he would like to end his career with Liverpool but his future is “not in my hands”. The Egypt international has entered the final two years of his contract at Liverpool and, despite the club extending Anfield’s careers from Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold in recent months no agreement has been reached. so far on a new contract for their top scorer.
Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group will need to sanction the club’s most lucrative contract to secure Salah’s long-term future. The 29-year-old, who this week became the first player in club history to score in nine consecutive matches, is currently on an incentive contract worth around £ 200,000 a week. Kevin De Bruyne earns £ 385,000 a week at Manchester City while Cristiano Ronaldo is said to earn a similar sum at Manchester United.
In an interview with Sky Sports in preparation for Liverpool’s visit to United on Sunday, Salah made his intentions clear to the FSG. He said: “If you ask me, I would like to stay until the last day of my football career, but I can’t say much about it – it’s not in my hands. It depends on what the club wants, not on me.
“At the moment, I don’t see myself 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 happens in the future.
Jürgen Klopp has described Salah as “the best player in the world” several times this season and the forward admits he is motivated by the desire to achieve that status. Salah added: “Sounds good to me, but I think it’s still an opinion. I can’t say I’m the best player in the world – some people agree, some don’t. I’m just happy with my performance right now, but I would still say that’s an opinion.
“It is always the ambition to be the best player in the world. I don’t have to lie. It’s something that makes me work really hard and try to be the best version of myself. In my head, I’m still the best player. I’m trying to have that confidence in my head. It doesn’t matter if some people agree with you, others don’t.