Liverpool 28-year-old forward wants to stay at Anfield

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has reaffirmed that he is keen to remain on Merseyside amid his eye-catching contract situation.

The 29-year-old winger is due to become a free agent in less than 24 months’ time, and discussions over an extension with the club are yet to lead to a positive solution.

Real Madrid and Barcelona continue to be touted with an interest in Salah, but the Egyptian star is interested in staying with Jurgen Klopp’s side if a total agreement over fresh terms can be reached.

Speaking to journalists after Saturday’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Mohamed said: “I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool.

“But the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue. There is no problem but we have to reach an agreement for the contract. It’s up to them.

“Your financial value shows how much the club appreciates you and that they are ready to do anything for you to stay, but the decision itself is not based on those financial matters only.

“There are things like the ambition of the team and the coach and what he wants to do with the team and the players he wants. These are all important points when making the decision.”