“Doesn’t Depend on Me”: Mohamed Salah Addresses Liverpool Future Amidst Contract Negotiations

Published 10/23/2021, 8:45 AM EDT
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When talking about Liverpool, Steven Gerrard is the poster boy for everything the club stands for. Not just him, but even players like Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez performed incredibly well, leaving a forever mark on Anfield in their time at the club. However, one man is currently turning tides in the Premier League for the Reds and his name is Mohamed Salah. The winger, who is scoring sensational goals, just for fun, recently talked about his love for the club.

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In an interview, when asked whether he would stay at Liverpool post his contract expiration, Salah had the perfect response.

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Mohamed Salah wants to stay at Liverpool

As Salah’s contract runs out at the end of next season, he opened up on his love for the club in a recent interview. Moreover, he expressed his desire to stay at the club in the future, if given the chance.

“It doesn’t depend on me, but if you asked me, I would love to stay until the last day of my football [career]. It’s not in my hands, it depends on what the club wants. At the moment I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. It’s hard, I don’t want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad,” said Salah.

The personal bond between Liverpool and Salah seems to run deep. After unsuccessful spells with several clubs like Basel, Chelsea, and Fiorentina, he arrived at Liverpool with serious doubts raised on his ability by fans. But, leading them to both a Premier League title and a Champions League title, it is safe to say, he repaid their faith.

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Salah is an icon

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The 29-year-old Egyptian winger has scored 137 goals in 214 games for Liverpool to date. Moreover, he has scored 12 goals this season and continues his fiery streak in front of the goal. His carbon-copy goals against Manchester City and Watford signify his recent form with the club. Thus, many fans are dreading the prospect of him leaving the club.

During his second season with The Reds, Salah made history by scoring 32 goals in the English Premier League, becoming the highest goal scorer of the league in a single season. He won the Premier League Golden Boot while becoming the PFA Player’s player of the year for Liverpool. More accolades followed as Liverpool won another Champions League trophy while ending their drought of winning the Premier League for 30 years.

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Thus, his legacy is right up there with the likes of Gerrard, Dalglish, and John Barnes. With his contract wills, John Henry would look to re-sign him to continue his incredible vein of form for the club. Or will there be a twist in the tale?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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