Jurgen Klopp has offered his verdict on Mohamed Salah’s contract situation, urging the fans to remain patient.
Mohamed Salah has attracted the headlines this week following a bombshell report that revealed the attacker’s recent rejection of Liverpool’s contract offer. It has led to widespread interest from top clubs across Europe, whereas Liverpool fans have urged the club to meet the player’s demands.
Salah’s current contract at Anfield expires at the end of the season, with reports suggesting that Liverpool might look to offload him in the summer, should the two parties fail to negotiate a contract extension by the end of the ongoing campaign.
Speaking to the media on Friday, Jurgen Klopp opened up on Salah’s contract situation. He urged the fans to remain patient, while indirectly pushing the player to make a decision on his future.
“Mo expects this club to be ambitious,” Jurgen Klopp told a news conference, as quoted by ESPN. “We cannot do much more. It is Mo’s decision.”
Formerly of Chelsea, Salah has been a part of Liverpool since 2017. During his ongoing four-and-a-half-year spell at the club, he has racked up 152 goals and 57 assists in just 237 competitive outings. His contributions have been vital in helping Liverpool secure the Premier League and the Champions League title in recent years.
“It is all fine from my point of view,” Klopp added. “Nothing happened further, no signing or rejection. We just have to wait, there’s no rush.” The Liverpool boss urged the fans to remain patient, although the club’s reluctance to offer Salah an improved deal has not gone down well with most of the supporters, including club legends like Robbie Fowler.
The former Liverpool striker urged the club to extend the contract of not only Salah, but also his strike-partner Sadio Mane, both of whom have played a crucial role in the club’s success under Klopp.
It is fair to say that time is running out for Liverpool in their bid to tie Salah down to a new contract. The player has reportedly emerged as a potential summer target for Real Madrid, and as we head towards the final phase of the campaign, the coming weeks could be vital in dictating the future of the Egyptian attacker.