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Jurgen Klopp Hints at Mohamed Salah's Contract Extension

By Amreen
Liverpool are negotiating a new two-year contract extension for Mo Salah
Liverpool are negotiating a new two-year contract extension for Mo Salah / ANP Sport/Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp has admitted Liverpool have opened talks with Mohamed Salah over a new contract as they look to tie down the Egyptian to a long-term deal.

The Reds have been busy renewing contracts of their biggest stars this year, as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, and Alisson have all committed recently, and Salah looks to be the next big name on their list. But Klopp has refused to give too much away.

When asked if he was involved in Salah's contract talks, Klopp said: "Yes, I am involved in pretty much everything in the club. Maybe some talks happen without me, that's possible, but apart from that I know about all the things and it's how it always is, we don't really speak about these kinds of things.

"I know we changed that a little bit with Hendo (Jordan Henderson's contract situation) but that doesn't mean we will talk from now on and tell you (the media) about each little step we make in any negotiations and stuff like this. Two things: Mo is obviously in a really, really good moment football-wise, mood-wise, how he behaves from the first day he came back absolutely great.

"So we're all adults, we're all professionals, there are talks and there are talks and when there is a decision we will tell you. Until then it is only important how the parties work together on these things. It is not about Mo, it is more general so if that is perfect, we don't have to talk about anything else and 35 people can talk in the background, but with two years left you can imagine there are talks and that is it."

The Athletic claimed earlier this week that Liverpool want to extend Salah's contract by a further two years until 2025 in a record-breaking deal for the Merseyside club. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from Anfield, and refused to rule out a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid in the near future.