Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Liverpool are having ‘really good conversations’ with Mohamed Salah over extending his contract.
Negotiations remain ongoing between the Reds and representatives of Salah, who is approaching the final 18 months of his present deal at Anfield.
And speaking recently, Salah revealed that he never wants to leave Anfield, but that his future is dependent on the club.
“I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool,” the forward told Egyptian broadcaster MBC Masr TV via KingFut.com earlier this month.
“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.
“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.”
Liverpool have tied down a number of senior players to new deals this season and Klopp is not worried about the pace of negotiations between the club and star forward Salah.
“We are in really good conversations,” the Reds boss told Sky Sports News ahead of his side’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur. “I want it to happen, but when? I couldn’t care less.
Speaking on Salah’s contract situation, former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman recently admitted he would be shocked if the forward opted to leave the club.
“Yes I would be shocked if Mo leaves. I think he wants to stay. Liverpool want him to stay,” the current BT Sport pundit told Horseracing.net.
“I think they’ve had discussions and the agent is more than happy for him to stay, and it’s just about how much he wants. I have no idea how much that is, but I don’t think it’s extortionate.
“He’s got 18 months left on his contract. If it doesn’t get done or the indication is that it won’t get done, he very may well leave. I personally think he’ll stay but it’ll be awful for Liverpool fans to see him leave next year.”
“We’re having good conversations. That’s the answer.”