Mohamed Salah has confirmed he will still be a Liverpool player next season, regardless of whether or not he signs a new contract after the Champions League final.
The 29-year-old’s contract expires at the end of next season and his future has been the subject of considerable speculation in recent month.
Salah is said to be seeking parity with some of Europe’s biggest stars whose wages at the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain dwarf his current salary.
The former Roma and Chelsea winger has enjoyed another reputation enhancing campaign and, after scoring in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Wolves, shared the Golden Boot with Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.
Talks over a new deal are likely to drag on into the summer, but Salah did at least confirm his intention to remain at Anfield, in the short-term at least, but did not want talk over his future to overshadow preparations ahead of Saturday’s heavyweight clash.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s heavyweight clash against Real Madrid in Paris, Salah said: ‘I am staying next season for sure, that’s clear.
‘I don’t focus on the contract at the moment. It’s about the team. It’s a really important week for us. I want to win the Champions League again. I want to see Hendo with that trophy in his hands again.
‘In my mind, I don’t focus on contract at the moment. I don’t want to be selfish.’
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