The Egyptian has once again made it clear that he wants to extend his Liverpool contract but also reminded fans it’s not up to him.
It is not the first time Salah has spoken like this. When asked if wants to leave or stay in March, he replied: “It’s not up to me. We’ll see what happens but I prefer not to talk about that now.”
He went on to finish last season as top scorer and he started the current campaign like a man possessed. His assist for Divock Origi’s late winner against Wolves means he has now scored or assisted in 20 of his games to date, which is an utterly absurd record.
After the Wolves win, Salah was once again asked about his future. He replied: “I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool.
“But the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue. There is no problem but we have to reach an agreement for the contract. It’s up to them.
“Your financial value shows how much the club appreciates you and that they are ready to do anything for you to stay, but the decision itself is not based on those financial matters only.”
There is no doubt that the reported £400,000 a week wage demands are a sticking point for FSG. That said, the American owners need to break their wage structure to keep Salah. If they don’t, they risk further damaging their standing with Liverpool fans.
However, it is not cause for concern over a potential Salah departure just yet. So long as he keeps saying that he wants to stay at Liverpool, I will remain confident an agreement can be reached to keep him at the club.
Salah admitted links with Barcelona are flattering, but added that he wants to stay in the Premier League with Liverpool as it is the strongest competition in the world.