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Mohamed Salah wages claim refuted as he discusses his Liverpool future

Mohamed Salah said he wants Liverpool to show he is appreciated in terms of his next contract (Peter Byrne/PA)

Mohamed Salah said he wants Liverpool to show he is appreciated in terms of his next contract (Peter Byrne/PA)

Kevin Palmer

Mohamed Salah has been reluctant to speak about his contract talks with Liverpool in recent months, but now he has given a big indication that a deal can be struck with the Anfield club.

Salah's current Liverpool contract runs until the summer of 2023 and the club have made it clear that resolving the future of their star forward is a top priority in the coming weeks.

Now Salah has given a big indication that a deal can be struck with Liverpool, as he gave an encouraging update to GQ Magazine.

“I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands. It’s in their hands. They know what I want. I’m not asking for crazy stuff,” said Salah.

“The thing is when you ask for something and they show you they can give you something (they should) because they appreciate what you did for the club.

“I’ve been here for my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me.

“But with the administration, they have (been) told the situation. It’s in their hands.”

There have been reports that Salah has demanded a wage of £500,000-a-week to stay at Liverpool, but sundayworld.com have been informed that they are wide of the mark.

In addition, GQ Magazine suggested Salah's current wage is below the £200,000-a-week that has been widely reported, meaning he is not currently the top earner at the club.

Salah – currently away on Egypt duty at the Africa Cup of Nations – has made the three-man shortlist, along with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Paris St Germain’s Lionel Messi, for FIFA’s best men’s player of 2021.

He finished seventh in the race for last year’s Ballon d’Or, but the Egyptian’s ambition is to be the best in the world.

“If you asked me if this was a drive for me to be here? Yeah, of course,” he added.

“I can’t really lie and say honestly I didn’t think about it. No, I think about it. I want to be the best player in the world.

“But I will have a good life even if I don’t win. My life is OK, everything is fine.”


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