Egyptian international Mohamed Salah has had his current contract worth more than £ 200,000 a week for the past 18 months and has yet to sign an extension with Liverpool.
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Liverpool are reportedly unwilling to meet Mohamed Salah’s salary demands, leaving the door open to exit Anfield.
Egyptian international Salah has signed his current contract worth more than £ 200,000 a week for the past 18 months and has yet to sign an extension at Liverpool.
Salah is locked in conversations Liverpool some time with the Reds wanting to keep the Premier League’s top scorer.
And according to The Telegraph, the contradiction could continue for some time to come, as Liverpool are currently unwilling to meet Salah’s salary requirements, whatever they are.
Jurgen Klopp explained a little about what was going on behind the scenes at Anfield.
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Liverpool have not publicly challenged Salah over his demands nor has he responded directly to his comments that his salary claim is reasonable.
However, they have not yet met with them, suggesting that Salah’s time at Anfield may be coming to an end.
Salah recently spoke about his contract with Liverpool and claimed he was not “asking for crazy things”.
“I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands,” he said. “It’s in their hands. They know what I want. I don’t demand crazy things. The thing is, you ask for something and they show you that they can give you something,” Salah said in an interview with GQ.
“I’ve been here for five years. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the management, they (were) told the situation. It’s in their hands.”
At the press conference, the head of the Reds, Klopp, responded casually to a question about Salah’s comments.
“First and foremost, especially nowadays, I think it’s dangerous with these interviews when you haven’t talked to the actor himself,” Klopp said. “So, there is nothing that would be unexpected.
“I know, I know, Mo wants to stay, we want Mo to stay. This is the point where we are and that these things take time, I can’t change. I’m sorry. But I think everything is in a good place. Nothing else to say.
“I’m very positive about it, but I don’t think it makes sense to speak on behalf of the fans, as I’m almost certain that the fans aren’t as nervous as you.
“They’ve known the club for quite some time and they’ve known people who have been dealing with different things here for quite some time, so I think there’s enough reason for a positive opinion, but until that’s done, we can’t say anything about it.
“But, good talk – I can say that.”
On why negotiations are so protracted, he added: “Because things take time. There are so many things you have to do in these negotiations, and by the way, there is a third party: there is also an agent.
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“But there’s no reason to worry, it’s a normal process. If you don’t ask, Mo has a contract here this season and next season and just because we’re making up stories here, so we always talk about it, but there’s nothing to say about it.
“No one needs to worry, just what kind of situation we are in. Really, all right.
It’s not done, so we haven’t received this news, but we’re in talks. He’s a world-class player, an amazing player, a great guy, he’s done a lot of great things for Liverpool and of course we want to keep him. Now let’s see how it turns out . That’s all.”