Ahead of Liverpool’s EFL Cup semifinal first leg against Arsenal at Anfield on Wednesday night, Jurgen Klopp has disclosed that he is very positive about Mohamed Salah’s contract situation at the club.
The Egyptian will play no part in the game as he is currently representing Egypt in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. Regardless, the player’s impact has ensured that continues making headlines in Europe even when he is away on international duty.
Salah has less than 18 months left on his current deal with Liverpool and revealed in an interview this week that he was not demanding crazy things.
Klopp has previously said that Salah’s contract situation at Anfield cannot be sorted quickly as the Egypt international is looking for wages in the excess of £300,000-a-week. However, he remains optimistic about the situation as time goes by.
“I know that Mo wants to stay. We want Mo to stay. That’s where we are. It takes time,” he said.
“I think it is in a good place. I’m very positive about it. The fans are not as nervous as you (the media) are.
“They know the club and know the people dealing with things here. We cannot say anything about it.”