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“I’m Not Asking For Crazy Stuff”: Mohamed Salah Issues Update On Liverpool Contract Talks

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Jack O’Brien
A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.

Mohamed Salah has been at the centre of attention throughout the course of the season so far. Having been one of the best performers in Europe this term, racking up 23 goals in all competitions, the Liverpool frontman is a wanted man, with all major clubs across Europe interested in his services.

Salah has already entered the final 18 months of his contract at Anfield, with various suggestions that he is currently at an impasse with the Liverpool owners over a contract extension. The two sides have not been able to eke out an agreement despite months of negotiations, thus putting multiple top European clubs on red alert.

However, in a recent interview with British GQ magazine, Mohamed Salah has opened up on his future at Liverpool. The Egyptian star insists the club is aware of his demands, which he views as modest.

“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.”, says Salah, who currently earns around £200,000k a week.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on December 01, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Reports suggest the former Chelsea starlet is holding out for a “double your salary” deal that would make him the highest-paid player in the history of the club. It would also put him alongside some of the best-paid footballers in the world, although Salah’s representatives maintain that reports over the player’s current salary at Liverpool are inaccurate.

Nevertheless, Salah went on to affirm the Liverpool supporters surrounding his desire to continue at Anfield. “The thing is when you ask for something and they show you they can give you something,” he says, they should, “because they appreciate what you did for the club. I’ve been here for my fifth year here 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.”, he added.

Apart from his comments about the future at Liverpool, Salah also raised many eyebrows by donning the retro Liverpool kits for the GQ magazine. The pictures have taken the internet by storm and quite rightly so.

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