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Klopp reveals “good talks” about Salah’s new contract in Liverpool | Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has claimed he has no qualms about Mohamed Salah’s clash with Liverpool as both parties see his long-term future at Anfield and have had ‘good talks’ about a new deal.

Liverpool’s leading scorer is in the last 18 months of his contract and, in an interview with the latest edition of British GQ, confirmed that the successful outcome of protracted talks about an extension rests with the club’s owner, Fenway Sports Group.

Negotiations between the FSG and Salah’s representative, Rami Abbas Issa, began before this season, but despite the lack of agreement on the most lucrative deal in the club’s history, Klopp is still confident of Salah’s survival.

“There was nothing unexpected,” the Liverpool boss said of the GQ interview. “We know, I know, Mo wants to stay. We want him to stay. That’s where we are. These things take time. I can’t change that, sorry! But I think everything is in a good place.”

“I’m very positive about it. I’m sure the fans aren’t as nervous as you [the media] be. They know the club, they know the people here who handle things, so I think there are enough reasons to be very positive. As long as this is not done, we can not say anything about her. ‘Good conversations’ – that’s what I can say.

Salah has repeatedly said that he would like to extend his career at Anfield. With Liverpool wanting the same, Klopp was asked why the delay?

He replied, “These things take time.” “There are a lot of things that you have to do, and by the way there is a third party: the agent is also there. But there is nothing to worry about – it is a normal process. Mo has a connection here this season and next season. Don’t worry, that’s just the situation. It’s all Fine, she didn’t, but we had conversations. He’s a world class player, a great player, he has done a lot of great things for Liverpool. Of course we want to keep him, and let’s see how it goes.”

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Salah turns 30 in June and his age has been cited as a possible reason for the FSG’s reluctance to meet the player’s demands. But Klopp, who was involved in the discussions, defended the Egypt international’s ability to emulate Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in maintaining world-class levels well into his mid-30s.

“I think so,” he said. “It’s his personality, his determination, the way he trains, his attitude, his rate of work. It’s incredible. First, finally, doing the right things. You can do some not so good things when you’re in the gym and the training ground, but he knows his body and he knows What he’s doing. He’s listening to the experts here and trying to improve all the time. He’s worked hard to be in the situation he’s in now and won’t waste it with less work. I’m as convinced as possible.”

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