MO SALAH says he cannot be ‘selfish’ about his new deal and risk derailing Liverpool’s quest for the quadruple.
The Reds forward, 29, has just 16 months left on his contract and revealed the talks ahead of him were “sensitive”. Premier League title fight on Sunday in Manchester City.
But he said: “There are a lot of things that people don’t know about it.
“I can’t be selfish and talk about my situation because we are at the most important time for the team.
“So I just have to talk about the team, focus on what’s coming for the team – that’s the most important thing.
“That’s all I can say. Hopefully we’ll be more optimistic and see what will happen.”
salah said in January that he “doesn’t ask for crazy stuff,” despite being understood that way about becoming the Reds’ highest-paid player at £350,000 a week.
The owners of FSG have refused to budge, determined not to break their current wage scale Virgil van Dijk the top earner at £225,000 a week.
With Salah under contract until June 2023, is he confident he will sign a longer-term deal to stay?
He added: “I can’t say that. I’ve said what I want many times, but I can’t really go into the contract now because it’s a really delicate situation.
“The team has to win. I can’t go on the news now and talk about the contract, I’m just concentrating on the team. That’s it.”
And top scorer Salah, who has scored 28 goals but has failed to find the back of the net in seven open play games, is adamant the future call hasn’t affected his performances.
He said: “Not at all. I spoke to the manager from time to time. I’m very professional, I know my job very well.
“I’m almost the first and last to leave. I know what I am doing. I do not mind.
“I just focus on the team and that’s the most important thing for me, focus on winning trophies and I just give my all for the club.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18212928/mo-salah-liverpool-contract-talks-title-man-city/ Mo Salah says he will not be ‘selfish’ at Liverpool contract talks and risk derailing title bid ahead of Man City showdown