Since joining Liverpool from Roma five years ago, the Egyptian has matured into one of the best players in the world, a true Kop hero and a vital piece in Jurgen Klopp’s team, which is presently on course for an unprecedented quadruple.
Salah’s future appears to be surprisingly uncertain, with a new contract impasse still to be settled despite months of negotiations.
The 29-year-old admitted that staying at Anfield was far from a fair conclusion, but stressed that money would not be a motivating factor if he decided to leave.
‘I’m not sure, I only have a year left,’ he replied.
‘I believe the supporters understand what I want, but the deal isn’t solely about the money.’ So I’m not sure, and I can’t give you a precise answer. I’ve just got a year left, and the fans already know what I want.’
Regardless matter when he leaves Liverpool, the two-time African Player of the Year stated that leaving the club will be difficult.
‘To play in that environment, with the crowd always behind me […] He continued, “I have banners in the stadium […] and they’re always singing my song.”
‘It’s going to be a very sad occasion.”
While Salah conceded that his future at Liverpool was unknown, he was adamant that he wants to stay at the club for as long as possible and help the Reds win more trophies.
‘This club means a lot to me — I’ve had more fun playing football here than anyplace else, and everyone witnessed that,’ he concluded.
‘I’ve had a lot of incredible experiences here, including winning trophies, individual goals, and individual trophies.’ It’s like being part of a family here.’
Since his return to the Premier League in 2017, the former Chelsea midfielder has won six major titles, including the Premier League title and the Champions League, and has 155 goals in 245 games in all competitions.
Salah is now the ninth-highest goal scorer in Liverpool history, but he is still a long way behind Ian Rush’s 346 goals. The Egyptian, on the other hand, hinted that he had the Welshman in mind, saying, “Hopefully before I die, I will be the first one.”