Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah says his future at Anfield is ‘in the hands’ of the club’s hierarchy, with the Egyptian insisting he is keen to stay on Merseyside.
The 29-year-old forward has 18 months to run on his contract at the Premier League outfit, with the Reds desperate to keep the player.
Mohamed is similarly interested in sticking with the English giants, who he joined from Roma five years ago for a fee of around £34 million.
However, the attacker is said to be asking for wages of around £350,000 per week, which would smash the side’s wage structure and make him Liverpool’s highest paid player of all-time.
They are fearful that handing Mohamed record wages will prompt salary increases across the hierarchy, which would help to push Liverpool into a difficult financial situation.
But Mohamed’s stance is unmoved, with the Egypt international telling GQ that the matter is ‘in the hands’ of the management.
‘I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands. It’s in their hands. They know what I want. I’m not asking for crazy stuff,’ he told GQ.
‘The thing is when you ask for something and they show you they can give you something… because they appreciate what you did for the club.
‘I’ve been here for my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the administration, they have [been] told the situation. It’s in their hands.’