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Mohamed Salah scored and assisted two goals in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Norwich (Joe Giddens/PA)

Mohamed Salah scored and assisted two goals in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Norwich (Joe Giddens/PA)

Mohamed Salah scored and assisted two goals in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Norwich (Joe Giddens/PA)

Liverpool are confident of agreeing a deal to keep Mohamed Salah at the club, despite a cryptic tweet from his agent that will fuel rumours over his future once again.

sundayworld.com revealed last weekend that Salah and Virgil van Dijk were in the final stages of negotiating new contracts, with the second of those star names signing a new deal that tied him to Liverpool until 2025 on Friday.

Now Liverpool are hoping Salah will be next to sign a new contract, with Liverpool chiefs confident of announcing a deal that will end speculation over Salah's future.

Yet a tweet from Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa shortly after Salah scored Liverpool's third goal in their 3-0 win at Norwich on Saturday night sparked fresh debate over contract negotiations.

Reports have suggested the tweet was directed at Liverpool's owners, with Salah's current contract set to expire in the summer of 2023.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have been linked with moves to sign Salah in recent months, but both of those doors appear to have closed for Salah in recent weeks.

Lionel Messi's move to PSG has ensured their forward line is filled for this season, while Real Madrid appear to have set their sights on finding a way to fund a deal to sign PSG forward Kylian Mbappe.

Those developments have strengthened Liverpool's hand in negotiations with Salah and his adviser, with the eagerness to lift the club's maximum salary likely to end with a new deal for a forward who has scored 126 goals for Liverpool since arriving from Roma in the summer of 2017.

Yet the tweet from his agent is certain to spark fresh debate over what happens next with Salah.

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