Liverpool superstars Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have issued updates over their respective futures at Anfield with their contracts expiring in 2023.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid (h/t GOAL), Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have addressed the speculations surrounding their future at the club.
Both Salah and Mane have their contracts expiring in 2023, and talks over an extension are yet to yield the desired results. The pair have been subjected to plenty of transfer speculations, with Salah getting linked to the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona. Meanwhile, Mane finds himself as a transfer target for German champions Bayern Munich, while Real Madrid, PSG and Barcelona are also said to be keen.
However, recent reports indicated that Salah was close to penning a new contract until the summer of 2026. While he has not confirmed that, the Egyptian international has ruled out the possibility of him leaving Liverpool in the upcoming transfer window.
“I don’t want to be selfish. I’m just focused with the team, really. I don’t want to talk about the contract. We have a long time. I’m staying next season for sure. That’s clear. I’m staying next season. Let’s see after that,” he said.
Mohamed Salah: I will be at Liverpool next season
Sadio Mane: 🤔 pic.twitter.com/JZKFJYbDfQ
— GOAL (@goal) May 25, 2022
As for Mane, the Senegalese speedster insisted that he is currently focused on the Champions League final against Real Madrid when probed if he will be staying put at Anfield beyond the current season. Mane said: “This question, I will answer after the Champions League. [If] I am staying or not, I will answer after the Champions League!”
When Mane was specifically asked if he would be open to joining Real Madrid in the summer, the Liverpool superstar replied: “Good question, but what I want to say is that right now I am fully, fully focused on the Champions League [final]. For me and for Liverpool fans, that is the most important thing.
“All the other things are not important for me. It’s just important that we do everything possible to make sure we win the game for Liverpool.”
Mane and Salah have had solid 2021/22 campaigns so far and have been critical to the Reds’ run to the UEFA Champions League final, although the latter’s form has somewhat dwindled in recent weeks. They will have a key role to play in the outcome of the game in France this Saturday.