KEY POINTS

  • Mo Salah has netted 19 goals in 20 matches this season
  • He recently became the first-ever Liverpool player to score in 10 straight games
  • Salah's current contract is due to expire in 2023

Mohamed Salah has opened up about his current contract situation with Liverpool FC, saying the management has to "solve this issue".

Salah, who is in the form of his life, has netted 19 goals in 20 competitive matches, along with nine assists for Liverpool in the 2021-22 campaign. His current contract with the Reds is due to expire in 2023 and he is yet to sign an extension.

While Salah's contract issue is yet to be resolved at Anfield, he is being linked with several other top European clubs, including FC Barcelona.

"I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool. But the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue. There is no problem but we have to reach an agreement for the contract. It's up to them," Salah said in an interview with MBC Masr TV, Sports Illustrated reported.

It has been reported that Salah has demanded a weekly wage of around $550,000 as a part of his new contract with Liverpool. He is believed to be happy to remain on the Merseyside, provided the Reds responded with a new deal that would justify his talent and contributions. If Liverpool agree to Salah's demands, the 29-year-old winger would become the club's highest-paid player.

"Your financial value shows how much the club appreciates you and that they are ready to do anything for you to stay, but the decision itself is not based on those financial matters only. There are things like the ambition of the team and the coach and what he wants to do with the team and the players he wants. These are all important points when making the decision," added Salah in the same interview.

Salah, who moved from Roma to Liverpool in the summer of 2017, has been an integral part of Jurgen Klopp's side that has tasted much success over the last couple of years.

Earlier in the ongoing season, Salah became the first-ever Liverpool player to score in 10 consecutive competitive matches, while he also achieved the feat of becoming the first-ever away player to score a league hat-trick at Old Trafford, which he achieved in Liverpool's 5-0 win over Manchester United in the Premier League in October.

Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford
Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford AFP / Oli SCARFF

It has been also reported that Barcelona's new head coach Xavi Hernandez has asked the club to sign Salah "at all costs" despite the Catalans' financial crisis. Even though Salah would be 30 next year, Xavi has no doubt about the Egyptian King's potential and wants him on his squad next summer.

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