Mohamed Salah admits he "doesn't know" where his future lies as Spanish clubs circle

LFC Globe
18th January 2021
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admitted he can't say with certainty where his future lies, while also insisting he remains happy at Liverpool.

The Reds forward has been linked with potential moves to or in the summer, despite no credible reports confirming any intention from either club.

The rumours only gathered pace after Salah admitted last month that he would be open to playing in La Liga, although that was likely an amicable answer given he was speaking to a Spanish publication.

Nevertheless, manager Jurgen Klopp has had to field questions on his future ever since. Some reports have gone further to suggest a rift between Salah and Klopp, which the Reds boss has vehemently denied.

Salah, speaking to Norwegian channel TV2, has now admitted he "doesn't know" whether his future lies on , with the decision "in the hands of the club."

However, he insisted he wants to stay at Liverpool for "as long" as he can, whilst vowing to give it all during his time at the club.

"I do not know," he said when asked about his future.

"If you ask, I say I want to stay here as long as I can, but as I have said before, it is in the hands of the club.

"I will always give 100 per cent to the last minute I am in this club and I want to as many trophies as I can.

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"And I want to give 100 per cent to the people, who show me love all the time."

Liverpool officials are likely to be relaxed about the situation, with Salah having another two and a half years left on his current Reds deal.

Salah will be 31 once his contract expires, with Liverpool well placed to enjoy the peak of his career over the next couple of years.

A potential move before then would see Liverpool heavily compensated. Salah, being a global icon, is likely to command a fee in excess of £100million should he wish to leave, far in excess of the then-club-record £39million Liverpool paid for him in 2017.

However, there are no serious suggestions he is looking to leave as of yet, with both Reds teammate Fabinho and Klopp insisting Salah is happy at the club.

It's likely to be a rumour-filled summer, with Salah and fellow forwards and Sadio Mane all approaching their 30s with two years left on their deals.

With the Reds inevitably being linked with big-name attacking players, suggestions of a move away for one of the trio will only gather pace and should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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Salah was also quizzed on the Reds' recent performances, with Liverpool now winless in their last four games after playing out a 0-0 with on Sunday.

He admitted injuries have "of course" affected the champions but he urged them to keep fighting rather than look for excuses.

“It has of course affected us in one way or another, but the players who play in that position always do their best,” he added.

“We have lost some top players like Virg [van Dijk] and Joe [Gomez], and was also injured.

“The situation would be better if we had everyone available, but we do not complain since we have young players who have done very well and who are doing their best.

“Yes, we have had injuries, but we must handle the situation and continue. It is that, and not complaining, that will make us masters.”

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