Dejan Lovren has said that he sees no reason why Mohamed Salah cannot play for Liverpool for the next five to six years, during the peak years of his career.
Salah, 28, is the Premier League’s leading scorer at present, with 15 goals. He has clocked up 22 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions this term.
Lovren, who left Liverpool for Zenit St Petersburg last summer, forged a strong friendship with Salah during their time together at Anfield.
According to The ECHO, the Champions League-winning duo remain in close contact despite Lovren’s departure back in July.
“I’m still in communication with Mo Salah,” he said. “We are best buddies. We talk about everything.
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“Mo is committed, not just for Liverpool but for all the fans and for himself. He is the biggest critic of himself when he doesn’t do well.
“I’m not surprised he is doing well individually, when you look at how many goals he has scored he is amazing at the moment.
“There needs to be love from both ways (both Salah and Liverpool), I see now that they have it, so why not?
“Mo is in the best age of his football career at 28 – maybe he looks a little bit older! – but he is in the peak of his form. Why not stay another four, five or six years?”
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We’ve touched on it before, but the prospect of Salah leaving the club remains an ambiguous prospect.
The Egyptian international is a constant professional and is clearly keeping the cards close to his chest, in regards to his immediate future.
Salah himself will be aware that the clock is ticking in terms of securing himself a big-money move away from Anfield, with the Liverpool forward firmly in the peak years of his career.
So, much of what is to happen in the coming months hinges on what Salah wants. He’s won practically everything there is to win at Liverpool and he could be forgiven if he wanted to pursue a new challenge.
What is for certain, though, is that Liverpool won’t let him leave on the cheap. He is the club’s most valuable asset, after all. It would likely take a nine-figure sum if Edwards were ever to contemplate sanctioning a deal.