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no deal Jamie Carragher has a theory on Mohamed Salah's contract stand-off with Liverpool

Salah has insisted he wants to stay at Liverpool, but a deal to tie the 29-year-old to the club has yet to be thrashed out.

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah insists his wage demands are not “crazy” (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah insists his wage demands are not “crazy” (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah insists his wage demands are not “crazy” (Peter Byrne/PA)

Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool fans to show patience as Mohamed Salah's future at the club remains under a cloud.

In an exclusive interview with the Liverpool Echo, Carragher has insisted he is not concerned by Liverpool's failure to tie Salah down to a new contract, even though his current deal will run out in the summer of 2023.

Salah has insisted he wants to stay at Liverpool, but a deal to tie the 29-year-old to the club has yet to be thrashed out.

"You have to say 18 months is a long time, it really is,” said Carragher. “I think Mo Salah is the one you want to get sorted first, possibly more so than the others (Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino ).

"You look at him and Mane now in the Africa Cup of Nations final, two of the best attackers in world football, and the service they’ve given the club. Hopefully we can get a few more years out of them.

"But I always trust Liverpool as a club in terms of buying, selling and sorting contracts out. I think we’re the best at it so I’m not panicking at all. I’ve got great faith in FSG.

"Michael Edwards is obviously moving on but you’ve got Julian Ward there now and Jurgen Klopp. It’s a brilliant team that we’ve got behind the scenes and I think we should just trust them."

Liverpool goal scoring great John Aldridge also believes Salah will stay at the club, as he told sundayworld.com that the Egyptian is too valuable to be allowed to leave.

"I'd be very surprised if they let it run that long (until the summer)," said Aldo. "I thought it would be done in January, but for some reason it's not.

"If if gets down to 12 months, it becomes a poker game. You look at Pogba and how much Manchester United are going to lose with him... I hope Klopp knows something we don't know.

"We don't want this to go on. We have to get this sorted. I'd imagine this will be a four year contract and the way the man is, at the age of 34, he would still be excellent.

"You look at Cristiano Ronaldo at his age now (36) and while he might not be as good as he was, he is still very good. The same with Messi.

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Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane go head-to-head in the African Cup of Nations on Sunday (Mike Egerton/PA)

Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane go head-to-head in the African Cup of Nations on Sunday (Mike Egerton/PA)

Liverpool team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane go head-to-head in the African Cup of Nations on Sunday (Mike Egerton/PA)

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"It is going to be expensive, but Liverpool is a huge club. You have got to show your teeth. We don't have what other clubs have behind them financially and we should be able to do a lot of damage in the transfer market."

Salah is due to return to Liverpool ahead of next Thursady's Premier League game against Leicester after he plays for Egypt in Sunday's African Cup of Nations final against Mane's Senegal.

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