Mo Salah ‘frustrated’ by Liverpool contract talks as breakthrough proves to be elusive
Mohamed Salah has reiterated his desire to stay at Liverpool, but there has yet to be a breakthrough in talks over a new contract.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah wants to stay with the club but is becoming frustrated by talks over a contract extension, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Salah’s current deal expires in 2023 and he has made it clear that his future is in Liverpool's hands, as he looks for a wage increase that highlights his status as one of the world's leading players.
"I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool, but the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue." said Salah.
"There is no problem but we have to reach an agreement for the contract. It’s up to them.
"Your financial value shows how much the club appreciates you and that they are ready to do anything for you to stay, but the decision itself is not based on those financial matters only.
"There are things like the ambition of the team and the coach and what he wants to do with the team and the players he wants. These are all important points when making the decision."
Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for Salah in recent days and those reports are certain to multiply while the player and his agent wait to try and find an agreement with Liverpool chiefs who are unlikely to rip up the club's wage structure to hand the Egyptian a contract that he could get if he left the club.
That could spell bad news for Liverpool, but Salah's eagerness to stay has to be in their favour as negotiations continue.