Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has admitted he is struggling to concentrate amid all the talk surrounding the Reds.
Since leaving Roma in 2017, Mohamed Salah has been an indispensable member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad. He won the Premier League and Champions League, among other honours, becoming the Reds’ top scorer in that streak.
Being one of the most respected clubs in the world, Liverpool has a huge following of fans. And given that Salah is their key man, there are always news, questions and speculation surrounding the Egypt international.
In a recent interview with ESPN Brasil, he spoke about the experience of playing for the six-time Champions League winners. Revealing the one thing that bothered him, he said:
“It’s hard to concentrate. I know how to stay focused, but it’s hard. There are too many distractions, too many people talking about everything. The team was fine when I was at the Africa Cup of Nations, but they were like, ‘How long will you be there? When will you come back?'”
The Egypt international has made 40 appearances for Liverpool this season, registering 28 goals and 11 assists in all competitions. He is the Premier League’s current top scorer with 20 goals in 29 appearances.
Mohamed Salah’s future at Liverpool remains uncertain
Mohamed Salah is arguably the best player in the English Premier League right now. He is an exceptional goalscorer, creates many goalscoring opportunities and is a model athlete. Despite his track record and importance to the team, the Reds did not comply with his contractual demands.
Their previous offer was believed to be too low for the 29-year-old and his demands were too high for the Liverpool board, forcing negotiations to come to a halt. Now, according to David Ornstein (via This Is Anfield), the two sides have agreed to find common ground in order to close the chapter. The former Roma has yet to put pen to paper but is expected to do so in the coming weeks or months.
His current contract with the Anfield side expires in June 2023. The no. 11 is reportedly earning (via Spotrac) £200,000 a week. The new contract, which could last four years, could allow him to obtain a salary increase of 100%.