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11th Jan 2022

Salah responds to ‘crazy’ contract wishes rumour

Callum Boyle

‘I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands’

Mohamed Salah has once again expressed his desire to extend his stay at Liverpool and sign a new contract with the club.

Salah has less than 18 months left on his current deal and the 29-year-old is keen to tie himself down to a new contract, however, put the ball in Liverpool’s court by saying it was up to them to agree to new terms.

The arrival of the Egyptian in 2017 has culminated in the Reds winning both the Premier League and Champions League and he says he wants his new contract to reflect the achievements he has helped Liverpool win.

“I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands. It’s in their hands. I’m not asking for crazy stuff,” he told GQ magazine.

“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.”

Salah was also questioned about his ambitions to be recognised as the best player in the world – something the winger admitted would be an incentive to make him stay at Anfield.

He said: “If you asked me if this was a drive for me to be here? Yeah, of course.

“I can’t really lie and say honestly I didn’t 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 [the Ballon d’Or]. My life is OK, everything is fine.”

Salah is currently away on international duty with his native Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations and play their first group game on Tuesday (January 11) afternoon against Nigeria.

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