Mohamed Salah has claimed that he will be devastated on the day that he leaves Liverpool.
Answering questions in an interview with FourFourTwo, Salah opened up on his ongoing contract talks. The Egyptian claimed that despite his struggles to agree a new deal, he loves Liverpool.
“This club means a lot to me – I’ve enjoyed my football here more than anywhere, I gave the club everything and everybody saw that,” said Salah.
“I’ve had a lot of unbelievable moments here, winning trophies, individual goals, individual trophies. It’s like a family here.”
Mo praised the Anfield atmosphere and said that it will be a ‘sad moment’ when he walks away from the club, whenever that may be.
“To play in that atmosphere and to see the fans always behind me… I have banners in the stadium, two or three, and they’re always singing my song. It’s going to be a really sad moment,” he said.
Hopefully that moment is still many years away Mo, get that contract signed!
Don’t go, Mo
The prospect of their top scorer leaving is something that Liverpool fans have had chance to reflect on a lot recently.
Salah’s contract situation is one of the very few clouds hanging over what has been a superb season at the club.
But a cloud it is, and it doesn’t look to be clearing any time soon. The way Salah speaks throughout his interview with FourFourTwo suggests he is still planning a much longer stay at the club, but the fact remains that he is out of contract in little over a year’s time.
His performances over the last couple of months could have strengthened Liverpool’s hand in the negotiating stakes. In Jurgen Klopp’s own words, Salah has been ‘exceptional’ this season (Eurosport), but he had been far from his best before sinking Manchester United with two goals on Tuesday night.
A strong run-in to deliver some trophies could swing the momentum in talks yet again though.
Pressure on for Liverpool
Regardless of poor form, he now has 30 goals in back-to-back seasons for Liverpool for the first time. Turning thirty in June, Salah looks to be getting ever stronger and more prolific.
The pressure is certainly on to make sure the Premier League’s top scorer doesn’t head into next season without an extension agreed.
The Reds have a few big decisions regarding contracts of other influential players to make, and they could really do with boxing off the biggest one of all early in the summer.
If not, expect to see a transfer window full of rumours linking Liverpool’s Egyptian King with a move away from his happy place.