Jurgen Klopp insists new Mohamed Salah contract is player’s decision


Jurgen Klopp has insisted there is no worry over the stalling contract negotiations with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian international contract at Anfield will expire on July 1, 2023, and he has previously stated that football is in Liverpool court over a new contract, which he says is “in their hands”.

The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona are thought to be following in the footsteps of Salah, the 29-year-old who is enjoying another excellent season on Merseyside. Salah has scored 19 Premier League goals this season – seven more than his closest players and team-mates Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota – and the Reds are looking for a home and Champions League victory to match their Carabao Cup victory.

Ahead of his team’s clash with Brighton on Saturday, Klopp gave an update on the situation, stressing that the club “could not do much” to get Salah to sign.

He said: “Mo definitely expects the club to be committed. We’ve been around for years and we are.

“What’s the question? If I think Luis Diaz’s ​​signing helps Mo make [the decision]? Yes, we can’t do much but I do not think it’s about that.

“The team has done what the team can do. Well, there is nothing wrong with that.

“Nothing happened, no signing, rejection, or anything. So we have to wait for that, perfectly fine, no chase in that situation.”

Liverpool could also narrow the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City by three points with a victory on the south coast.

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