Mohamed Salah Confirms Liverpool Stay For 2022/2023 Season

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Egyptian international and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has said he intends to play for the club next season, despite having just one year left on his contract.

Salah, 29, has repeatedly said publicly he would like to remain at Anfield beyond his current deal. The Egyptian has scored 31 goals and recorded 15 assists in 50 appearances in all competitions this season, and some reports have linked him with a move at the end of this campaign.

Speaking at a media conference ahead of Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, Salah made clear he intends to remain at Anfield for at least one more year.

Mohamed Salah speaking at a media conference

“I am staying next season for sure. In my mind, I don’t focus on the contract, I don’t want to be selfish,” Salah, who does not want to talk about his contract situation until the end of the season, said.

“It’s about the time now, it’s an important week for us. I don’t want to talk about the contract.”

The Egyptian was also asked about his motivation ahead of the clash with Madrid, having previously declared he wanted “revenge” following Liverpool’s 2018 UEFA Champions League final 3-1 loss to the Spanish giants. Salah went off injured in the first half with a shoulder issue caused by former Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

Mohamed Salah picks injury during 2018 UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid

“I am very motivated,” Salah added. “After what happened with Madrid last time and also after what happened on Sunday, everybody is motivated to win the Champions League.”

“Because this is an unbelievable trophy for us and every season we fight for it since I came here, and everyone wants to fight for it.”

Following on from his players’ comments, manager Juergen Klopp said the result in Paris would not affect the outcome of discussions with Salah or Senegal’s Sadio Mane, and said all of his players were already aware of the club’s intentions regarding their futures.

“No [it will not have an effect]. Not at all. What do you mean? If we win then they will want to go now? Or… We are in talks with all the players. But no [it has not affected the players], now is not the time,” Klopp said.

“Sometimes players have this idea, we have another, sometimes they don’t match immediately but we work together, we have known each other for ages. It’s all fine. It is all clear, not one of them is waiting to hear from us what we want to do.”

 

Chidi Nwoke/Liverpool.

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