Mohamed Salah has told Sky Sports that now is not the right time to talk about his contract situation at Liverpool, with the club looking to secure a historic treble.
Salah, whose contract expires in June 2023, is set to strike a new deal with the club to keep him until the end of his career.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is ‘satisfied’ with the striker’s contract talks being discussed between the ‘decisive parties’, but speaking to sky sports‘ Geoff Shreeves ahead of Sunday’s crucial Premier League clash with league leaders Manchester City, which is live on Sky Sports from 4pm (kick-off 4.30pm), Salah was not revealing much thing about his future at Anfield.
The Egypt international described his ongoing contract talks as a ‘sensitive situation’ but said now was not the time to be selfish and talk about his contract situation as he focused on breaking in the deal. Liverpool’s Premier League title, and potentially win four trophies at the end. of the season.
When asked what he could say about his contract situation at Liverpool, he replied: “Well, not much but honestly, but what I can say is there’s a lot things that people don’t know about it.
“I can’t be selfish and talk about my situation. We’re in the most important period for the team, so I just have to talk about the team, focus on what’s happening with the team and that’s the most important thing.
“That’s all I can say. Hopefully we’ll be more optimistic and see what happens.”
I’m happy about it because there’s nothing new to say – that’s good. The playoffs talk to each other and that’s all I need.
Asked if he was confident a new contract would be settled at Liverpool, he added: “I can’t say yes, I can’t say no but I’ve said many times before what I want But again, I can I’m not going to deepen my contract now because it’s a very delicate situation.
“The team needs to win and I can’t just do the news and talk about my contract. I just focus on the team, and that’s it.”
Liverpool have tied a number of senior players to new deals this season, but fans are still waiting for Salah to sign a new contract.
Despite the protracted contract talks, Salah insists the speculation won’t affect his performance on the pitch.
“No, not at all,” he replied when asked if his performance was affected by discussions surrounding his future at Anfield.
“I spoke with the manager from time to time and I am very professional, I know my job very well.
“I’m almost the first here and the last to go. I know what I’m doing. So it doesn’t bother me. I just focus on the team. That’s the most important thing for me.
“I’m focused on winning trophies and giving the club everything I can.”
Man City vs Liverpool: Nev, Carra, Keane & Richards in the studio
Manchester City’s huge Premier League clash against Liverpool takes place on great sundaylive of Sky sports.
With just one point currently separating champions City and Liverpool at the top of the table, the result is likely to have major implications for the title race.
Coverage at the Etihad Stadium begins at 4 p.m. Sky Sports Premier League & Main eventwith a kick-off at 4:30 p.m.
There will be a bumper alignment in the sky sports workshop with Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Roy Kean and Micah Richards all present.
Here’s how to watch and follow the game on sky sports…
Liverpool match schedule:
April 10 – Manchester (a) premier leaguelive on Sky Sports
April 13 – Benfica (h) Champions League Qualifying second leg
April 16/17 – Manchester City (Wembley) FA Cup semi-finals
April 19 – Manchester United (h) premier leaguelive on Sky Sports
April 24 – Everton (h) premier leaguelive on Sky Sports
April 26/27 – Villarreal/Bayern Munich Champions League SF first leg*
April 30 – Newcastle (a) premier league
May 3/4 – Villarreal/Bayern Munich SF Champions League second leg*
May 7 – Tottenham (h) premier league
May 10 – Aston Villa Premier League, live on Sky Sports
May 14 – FA Cup Final *
May 15 – Southampton Premier League, live on Sky Sports
May 22 – Wolves (h) premier league
May 28 – Champions League Final *
* Subject to progress