Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah has revealed that he wants to stay at Anfield for more years.
The Egyptian international said this in a press briefing ahead of their opening game against Nigeria at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
“I’ve been here for my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the administration, they have [been] told the situation. It’s in their hands.”
The former Chelsea player has been on a subtle standoff with the Merseyside club on contract renewal as he his demanding for an increment in his wages but the club are reluctant to give him what he wants fearing it will trigger their wage structure.
“I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands. It’s in their hands. They know what I want. I’m not asking for crazy stuff.”
Salah further added:
“The thing is when you ask for something and they show you they can give you something – [they should] because they appreciate what you did for the club.”
Ever since his arrival from AS Roma in the summer of 2017, the 29-year old has proved critics wrong scoring 148 goals for Liverpool in all competitions.
His recent performances have seen him earn plaudits for his consistency over the years. A major recognition of recent was him being nominated for the FIFA The Best Award alongside Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
However, the former Basel man has said he “will have a good life” if he isn’t named a Balon d’or winner saying his “life is OK”.
“I can’t really lie and say honestly I didn’t think about it. No, I think about it. I want to be the best player in the world. But I will have a good life even if I don’t win [the Ballon d’Or]. My life is OK, everything is fine.”
Salah is expected to be in action for the Pharaohs of Egypt when take on Nigeria later on Tuesday evening.