Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool contract runs out in 15 months’ time and it’s believed talks between the Egyptian and his employers have ‘broken down’ following a December offer
The Reds are hoping to agree a long-term extension with the Egypt international, 29, who has just 15 months remaining on his existing deal.
Salah has been pivotal to Liverpool’s success since joining the club from Roma in the summer of 2017, scoring 152 goals in 237 outings.
It’s believed Salah would prefer to stay at Anfield but the club’s most recent offer was dismissed and no talks have been held since December.
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It’s important to note that Salah was playing in the Africa Cup of Nations until February 6 and Liverpool have had several important fixtures since, including the EFL Cup final.
According to The Guardian, Salah and his agent Ramy Abbas Issa are not willing to agree a new deal with the six-time European champions unless improved terms are offered.
Rumours suggest the former Chelsea forward “would be happy” to join another Premier League club if Liverpool do not fulfil his requirements.
Reports in January suggested Salah wants £400,000-a-week, making him one of the highest earners in the Premier League.
Salah is the Premier League’s leading scorer this term with 19 goals and has produced 10 assists. Only his Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold has provided more (11).
Klopp, who has just two-and-a-half years remaining on his own contract, appeared relaxed about Salah’s situation when asked by the press on Friday morning.
“I think Mo definitely expects this club to be ambitious and we are,” said the German. “It’s Mo’s decision. The club did what it can do. It is all fine.
“All fine from my point of view. Nothing has happened further, no signing, no rejection, we just have to wait. Completely fine, no rush.”
Salah’s agent posted seven laughing emojis shortly after Klopp’s comments were published online, with many believing it was a swipe at the Liverpool manager.
Speaking last October, the Egyptian expressed a desire to stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career but insisted the decision “doesn’t depend” on him.
“It doesn’t depend on me, but if you asked me I would love to stay until the last day of my football [career],” said Salah. “But I can’t say much about that, it’s not in my hands.
“It depends on what the club wants. It doesn’t depend on me. At the moment, I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad.
“It’s hard. I don’t want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad and at the moment I don’t see myself playing against Liverpool, but let’s see what will happen in the future.”