Mohamed Salah hinted that the club has yet to present suitable fresh conditions as speculation over its future continues to rage.
What did Mohamed Salah say?
The Egyptian footballer has argued that his demands for a contract with Liverpool are not insane, while insisting that the final decision on a potential renewal is in the hands of club officials. Mohamed has been a mascot figure for Liverpool since his £ 37million move to Anfield from Roma in 2017, scoring 148 goals in his first 229 games. The Egyptian’s high-profile performances have helped the Reds win the Champions League and Premier League under Klopp, but speculation over his future rages as he steps into the last 18 months of his current contract.
The Egyptian has always maintained that he would like to extend his stay at Anfield, despite strong ties with the Spanish giants Real and Barcelona. However, Mohamed Salah suggested that the reason he did not commit to the new terms was that he had not yet received a suitable offer from the Reds. The 29-year-old feels he deserves a show of faith from the club in light of his impeccable contributions over the past five seasons, as he said he wants to stay but is not in his hands. It’s in their hands.
According to Mohamed Salah, they know what he wants. Salah is not asking for anything crazy. The point is, when they ask for something, and they show that they can give you something, because they appreciate what you did for the club. Mohamed Salah has been here for the fifth year and knows the club very well. Salah loves fans. The fans love him. But with the administration they were told the situation. It’s in their hands.
Salah’s career goals
Mohamed scored 31 more goals for Liverpool last season but was even more prolific in the first half of the 2021-22 campaign as Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled again on multiple trophy fronts. Salah already has 23 goals to his name from 26 outings in all competitions and is widely hailed as the best player in the world, although his efforts culminated in only seventh berth in the 2021 Ballon d’Or rankings.
Argentine soccer player Messi eventually won his seventh Ballon d’Or, while Jorginho, Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Ronaldo and N’Golo Kante also finished above Salah, who was disappointed with the voting process. The Liverpool star said he wants to be the best player in the world when asked if he hopes to be the winner of the Ballon d’Or after all.
But he will have a good life even if he does not win the Ballon d’Or. Sometimes it’s just politics. The Egypt player added, on his other major career goals ahead of Egypt’s opening of the Africa Cup of Nations against Nigeria, that he wants to qualify for the World Cup again, he wants to win the Africa Cup of Nations.