Posted on January 12, 2022 at 5.30 p.m. by Th.B.
Although PSG seem to have been keeping an eye on the development of their situation at Liverpool's side for a few months now, Mohamed Salah is contractually linked with Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp has been keen to point out. And by the way, the Reds coach reassured Mersey fans about Salah's future.
What if Doha prepared a big blow for the succession of Kylian Mbappé ? In spring 2021, The Transfer Window Podcast, Le Parisien and Téléfoot all expressed an interest from PSG for Mohamed Salah who is contractually linked to Liverpool until June 2023 and for whom a contract extension is struggling to be signed, the two parties seeming to find no common ground on the financial question of the transaction. According to journalist Duncan Castles , Salah would be an option appreciated by the Qatari owners of PSG for the influence that the Egypt international would bring to the club in Africa as well as in sporting terms, the Liverpool strikerchaining stratospheric performances with the Reds. However, Mohamed Salah is quiet about wanting to hang up his boots at Anfield if it were up to him. “How long do I see myself here in Liverpool?” It does not depend on me. But if you ask me, I would love to stay until my last day of football. But I can't say much about it, it's not in my hands. It depends on what the club wants, not on me ”. Here is the message that Salah was featured on Sky Sports last October and which he reiterated more recently in an interview in GQ Magazine earlier this week. “I want to stay, but it's not in my hands. It's in their hands. They know what I want. I don't have any crazy demands. (…) I love the fans and the club. But management knows the situation. It’s in their hands ”. Everything would therefore be in the hands of the management of Liverpool who could facilitate the task of PSG on the sidelines of the next summer transfer window if no agreement could be found for the extension of Salah's contract since The Daily Mirror has assured in recent months that he would then be sold.
Jürgen Klopp calms the game in the soap opera Salah!
Something to make Jürgen Klopp tremble? Not necessarily. Visiting a press conference on Wednesday, the Liverpool coach wanted to calm things down by letting go of his truths about the soap opera Mohamed Salah . “First of all, these days I think it's really dangerous to talk about interviews when you haven't talked to the player yourself. There was nothing unexpected. We know, I know, that Mo wants to stay. We want him to stay. This is where we are at. These things take time, I can't change a thing, sorry! But I think everything is in place ”.
Coach of the Reds, Jürgen Klopp did not throw oil on the fire by evoking in particular a certain positivity on his part regarding the continuation of the operations while reassuring the supporters of Liverpool and the fans of Mohamed Salah . “I am very positive about it. I'm not sure it makes sense that you (the media) are speaking on behalf of the fans, because I'm sure the fans aren't as nervous as you are! They know the club, they know the people who take care of things here, so I think there are enough reasons to be pretty positive. Until that is done, we cannot say anything about it. 'Good conversations', that's what I might say. But there is nothing to fear, it is a normal process “.
Finally, and in remarks totally reported by The Liverpool Echo, Klopp recalled the contract which binds Mohamed Salah to Liverpool . “Mo has a contract here this season and next season. Nobody has to worry, it's just the situation. Everything is fine, it is not done, but we have had discussions. He's a world-class player, an incredible player, he's done a lot of good things for Liverpool. Of course, we want to keep it, and we'll see how it goes ”. It remains to be seen whether PSG will have the opportunity to get their hands on the 29-year-old striker, who will blow his 30th birthday on June 15.