Jurgen Klopp has offered his thoughts on Liverpool’s ongoing contract talks with star forward Mohamed Salah.
Speaking to the media, Jurgen Klopp has recently opened on up Liverpool’s contract talks with Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian winger’s current deal expires in 2023, and it is apparent that the player wants an improved deal. But the delayed negotiations over a new deal have led to speculations over his long-term future at the club.
During a recent interview, Salah clarified his desire to remain at Anfield and extend his contract at the club. He went on to further claim that the deal hinges on the decision of the Liverpool management.
The prolonged negotiations have led many to believe that Salah could potentially be on his way out of Anfield after the end of the season. The former Chelsea winger, who has been involved in 28 goals in 20 competitive matches this season, has already been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
However, in a recent press conference, as relayed by Liverpool Echo, manager Jurgen Klopp broke his silence over the impasse surrounding Salah’s renewal. “You know exactly what Mo is about. We’re talking and extending a contract with a player like Mo is not something where you meet for a cup of tea in the afternoon and find an agreement. That’s completely normal,” he said.
“There’s really nothing else to say about Mo. He speaks about it, and I can only say a few things because all the rest is not for the public, obviously.
“But I’m not sure if he gave the interview in English or it was translated [wrongly] and arrived in English and that is an issue we saw in the last few days again,” added the German, before calling on fans to remain calm regarding the situation.
“So really a lot of things can happen when someone tries to do that and Mo is fine, I am fine. I think what we all want is clear and things like this need time, that is it,” he said, just before Liverpool’s Champions League encounter against AC Milan, where the German may opt to leave Salah on the bench in light of the busy fixtures coming up later this month.