Mohamed Salah has given an update on his Liverpool future and contract negotiations ahead of the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid.
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Speaking in a press conference ahead of the final in Paris on Saturday, Mohamed Salah, 29, was asked about his Liverpool contract (which runs out in June 2023) and his future at the Anfield club.
The man who won the Golden Boot and Playmaker (most assists) awards in the Premier League in 2021-22 has been locked in contract talks with Liverpool for many, many months.
Salah's response this time was very similar to recent interviews he's given but the slight difference this time was that he guaranteed he would be at Liverpool next season.
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What did Salah say?
Asked by Sky Sports about an update to his contract situation, this is what Salah had to say.
"I don't want to talk about that. I just want to see Hendo with the trophy in his hands and hopefully he will then give it to me!" Salah smiled.
"I am staying next season for sure. Let's see after that. I'm very motivated, motivated through the roof, after what happened last time and Sunday, everyone is motivated for this. We fight for this and everyone is excited."
Salah went on to say that he is totally focused on the team and is not thinking about his future at all.
What does this mean?
So, this could just be Salah merely stating a fact that he has a contract through the end of the 2022-23 season at Liverpool.
But it seemed pretty obvious that the Egyptian star was hinting that he will stay at Liverpool next season even if that means he just sees out his contract and leaves on a free transfer in the summer of 2023.
I'm sure we will find out a lot more about Salah's future following the Champions League final in Paris on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah gives update on his Liverpool future originally appeared on NBCSports.com