Mohamed Salah has sent Liverpool fans a message after losing the Champions League final last weekend.
The Egyptian took to Instagram to relay his disappointment at being unable to bring the trophy back to Liverpool.
“Being recognised by the fans and by the sports journalists in the same season is something special that I will never forget,” wrote Salah. “I would however give all those personal awards up for a chance at replaying that final, but that is not how football works.
“I cannot express in words how much we wanted to bring that trophy back to Liverpool but in the end we couldn’t. I cannot thank the fans enough for your support. It has been a very long season but a part of me wishes the next one starts again”
Until now, Salah had remained quiet after Saturday’s final in Paris. After processing the heartbreak of the season, hopefully Mo can but all his energy into sorting out his current contract standoff.
Salah breaks his silence
It’s nice to hear from Mo after the rumours once again started swirling around him this week.
In the run-up to the final, the 29-year-old insisted that he would categorically be a Liverpool player next season.
That wasn’t as reassuring as it was maybe designed to be, though. With his contract running out in a year, it sounded more like a promise that he would see his contract out and leave for nothing next summer.
Unless Liverpool can agree a deal with him and his agent, that’s exactly what’s going to happen.
This was exacerbated further by reports emerging yesterday. A report in The Athletic claimed that Mo would have no problem moving to one of Liverpool’s Premier League rivals at the end of his contract.
At some point, it would be great to hear where Salah’s head is at from the man himself.
Unfortunately, that isn’t usually how these contract negotiations work. Instead, fans are left grasping at whatever signals they can to suggest players will stay.
In Salah’s case, something has to give either way over the coming 12 months. There’s still time for Liverpool to make sure he’s sticking around for the long-term.
It looks certain that he’ll be at Anfield when the 2022/23 season kicks off. Whether that’s his last in a red shirt or not, we’ll soon know.