Mo Salah plans to stay at Liverpool, reveals Egypt's sports minister
Mohamed Salah intends to renew his contract with Liverpool, Egypt’s sports minister Ashraf Sobhi revealed on local radio on Monday.
The 29-year-old football star is currently in widely-anticipated negotiations with the Reds to renew his contract, which expires next year.
Sobhi told Egyptian radio that after he advised Salah to explore a future outside Liverpool, the forward said he pslans to extend his stay at Anfield.
“I met with Mohamed Salah at the airport after the end of the Senegal match and the failure to reach the World Cup finals and said to him to forget what happened and focus on what’s next,” said Sobhi, as reported by Metro. Egypt lost to Senegal in penalities last week, failing to secure a spot at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
“I have advised him to continue his journey at a club other than Liverpool, but his direction now is to renew his contract with Liverpool,” the minister added.
After months of speculation, reports emerged last weekend that Salah was edging closer to a new deal with the Reds. It is believed he rejected a £400,000-a-week offer from the club in December.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said on Monday he was “happy” with current negotiations over Salah’s contract. “The decisive parties are talking to each other and that’s all I need.”
Salah - the English Premier League's top goalscorer - has scored 28 goals in 37 appearances for the Reds this season.