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MO BLOW Mohamed Salah casts doubt over his Liverpool future as he reveals captaincy disappointment

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Salah’s consistent goalscoring has continued for a fourth campaign (Catherine Ivill/PA)

Salah’s consistent goalscoring has continued for a fourth campaign (Catherine Ivill/PA)

Salah’s consistent goalscoring has continued for a fourth campaign (Catherine Ivill/PA)

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has opened the door to the possibility of a move away from Anfield, after admitting he would be tempted by a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Salah has emerged as a world star since his move to Liverpool in the summer of 2017, with his current contract set to run until the summer of 2023.

There have been suggestions in recent weeks that the club has made moves to extend that deal, yet 28-year-old Salah admits the club holds the key to his future in an interview with Spanish outlet AS.

When asked about his future at Liverpool, he replied: "That's a tough question, but right now I can say that everything is in the hands of the club.

"Of course I want to break records here and, I repeat, all the club records, but everything is in the hands of the club.

"I think I have broken a few records, I wish I could break all the records for the club, that would be nice.

"But the team comes first before any record. But as much as you keep breaking records and winning games, that's great also."

He also opted not to distance himself from a possible move to Real Madrid or Barcelona as he stated: "I think Madrid and Barcelona are two top clubs. Who knows what will happen in the future, but right now I am focused on winning the Premier League and the Champions League with Liverpool again.

Salah also revealed he was disappointed by manager Jurgen Klopp's decision to name young full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold for the Champions League game against FC Midtjylland earlier this month.

"Honestly, I was very disappointed. I was hoping to be the captain, but it’s a coach’s decision. I accept it," he added.

Salah highlighted his class once again as he contributed two goals to Liverpool's stunning 7-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, with the fall-out from his comments in this interview likely to hasten discussions over a fresh contract.

When asked about Salah's comments after the Palace game, Klopp replied swiftly: "Nothing to say on that."

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