Egyptian minister reveals huge news about Salah after telling him to leave Liverpool
Egyptian Sports Minister Ashraf Sobhi has revealed that Mo Salah is keen to renew his contract at Liverpool despite having advised him to leave.
Salah’s contract expires at Anfield in the summer of 2023 and speculation is rife over whether or not he will renew his contract.
There have been rumors for much of the season with Barcelona would like to take him to Camp Nou.
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But Salah has maintained his brilliant form for Liverpool this season, scoring 28 goals and ten assists in all competitions.
And now Sobhi has insisted that despite his best efforts to get Salah to move elsewhere, the Egypt international intends to renew at Liverpool.
“I met Mohamed Salah at the airport after the end of the game against Senegal and the failure to reach the World Cup final and told him to forget what happened and concentrate. on the sequel,” he added. Sobhi told Egyptian radio (via the Subway).
“I advised him to continue his journey at a club other than Liverpool, but his direction now is to renew his contract with Liverpool.
“There are campaigns against Salah led by some to bring him down, but I asked him not to pay attention.”
Speaking yesterday, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp acknowledged that all parties were trying to reach an agreement. He said: “The playoffs talk to each other and that’s all I need.
On Salah’s form, Klopp added: “For me the level of performance is important, the way he brings the players together.
“It’s a difficult time for Mo and Sadio [Mane], returning from an international mission and being available again. We see it every day – there is nothing to worry about.
Egypt will not go to the World Cup this winter after Senegal knocked them out in a two-legged play-off to reach the final.
And speaking last week, Arsenal legend Ian Wright admitted he was sad that Salah was not playing at the tournament in Qatar.
“CAF (Confederation of African Football) it’s very difficult to qualify,” Wright told ITV. “You have 54 countries and five places.
“You are going to miss a Salah in a World Cup. You feel for him, but at the same time you have to win your games. He missed his penalty and I hear a lot about how he won it missed (referring to the lasers aimed at his face).
“But the thing is, it’s hard. No Nigeria. Not from Egypt. This seems very harsh for African nations.