Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has cranked up the pressure on owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) to renew his contract by claiming he would like to stay at the club forever. The Egyptian has started this season in blinding form, establishing himself as invaluable to Jurgen Klopp’s side as they press on for domestic and European honours.
Salah continued his remarkable scoring run against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, notching in a dramatic 3-2 away victory.
The 29-year-old has been central to the Reds’ exemplary form so far this campaign, remaining the only unbeaten team in the Premier League.
On Sunday, they take on bitter rivals Manchester United in what is set up to be a high-stakes, crunch clash.
However, an elephant in the room lingers behind the scenes as Salah, currently set to be out of contract in 2023, is yet to put pen to paper.
“If you ask me, I would love to stay until the last day of my football career,” he told Sky Sports News.
“But I can’t say too much about that – it’s not in my hands.
“It depends on what the club wants, it doesn’t depend on me.
“At the moment, I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad.
“I don’t see myself playing against Liverpool, but let’s see what happens.”
Salah has been Liverpool’s primary source of goals for the past four seasons, recently surpassing 100 in the Premier League for the Reds.
This term, he is already on course to match or better the colossal total of 32 he managed in a single season back in 2017/18, having notched seven in his first eight games.
The pressure is therefore on for those behind the scenes to match his demands, as Salah has spoken fondly of clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid in the past.
Last December, he admitted: “I think Madrid and Barcelona are top clubs.
“We never know what is going to happen in the future, but right now I’m focused on winning the Premier League and Champions League with my club.”
That was not to be Liverpool’s fate this season, although performances thus far suggest that could be different this time round.
With the current deal running until 2023, it is not time for panic stations just yet, but little by little the Egyptian is cranking up the pressure on FSG.