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world beater Jamie Carragher makes a demand over Mo Salah's contract talks after wonder goal

"His record this season has been absolutely outstanding. You can never question what he has done at Liverpool if at all, but right now is the sharpest I've ever seen him"

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's second goal: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's second goal: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's second goal: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Jamie Carragher has called on Liverpool's owners to end speculation over Mohamed Salah's future at the club and hand him a new contract after his sensational goal in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City at Anfield.

Salah's second half goals was a work of art as he weaved through the City defence and produced a sensational finish, with former Liverpool defender Carragher suggesting the Egyptian would now be an automatic pick for an all-time great Liverpool line-up.

"I don't think there's anyone playing better in Europe in the Champions League in the past few weeks," said Sky Sports pundit Carragher.

"His record this season has been absolutely outstanding. You can never question what he has done at Liverpool if at all, but right now is the sharpest I've ever seen him.

"Maybe I've missed someone, but he is world class. He is one of the greatest players to ever play for Liverpool.

"Liverpool have lost Roger Hunt in the past few days, one of the club's greatest-ever goalscorers. Mo Salah is one of them, up there with Ian Rush, Roger Hunt.

"Salah goes in the greatest Liverpool 11, and think of some of the players they have had. There's no doubt about it."

Salah's future at Liverpool is in doubt as his current contract is due to expire in the summer of 2023 and he has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, but Carragher has urged Liverpool's owners to give the 29-year-old the contract he deserves.

sundayworld.com understand that Liverpool want to try and wrap up Salah's contract talks in the final months of 2021, with Carragher insisting he has to stay.

"Liverpool cannot afford to let this drag on, and risk losing Mo Salah," he added. "This is a guy who really looks after himself. I'm not saying he's going to be like Cristiano Ronaldo, topping the goalscoring charts at 36, but I still think he's got a lot in him as he enters his 30s.

"It's imperative that while he is at his peak, is still in a red shirt playing for Liverpool."

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Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores his sids second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on October 03, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores his sids second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on October 03, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores his sids second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on October 03, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Salah tried to play down the brilliance of his goal, as he admitted he needed to watch a replay of the strike before giving his verdict.

"I have to watch it to see. It would be more special if we won the game but it is what it is. It's a good goal but nothing much to say," he told Sky Sports.

"I have to say this is a fair result. They create a lot of chances, they keep the ball a lot. I wish I could say no but it's fair to say yes. They had a lot of chances and a draw is a fair result.

"It's hard because they keep a ball a lot. The first half not really good but the second half we played good. This is the result so we have to accept it.

"They dominated the game from the beginning. We struggled first half but at least when we struggled it was 0-0. We talked in the dressing room and I think we played good in the second half."

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