Mohamed Salah has admitted he would “love to stay” at Liverpool for the rest of his footballing career amid recent transfer rumours.
The 29-year-old has less than two years remaining on his contract at Anfield and is said to be in negotiations with officials on Merseyside over penning a new deal, following his incredible start to the season.
Salah has scored 14 goals in just 11 appearances in all competitions for the Reds this term, with many suggesting he is the best player in world right now.
One of Salah’s seven goals in the Premier League came against Chelsea at Anfield last month and if he does sign a new contract with Liverpool, then it looks like supporters of the Blues, Arsenal and Tottenham will be seeing him do that for years to come.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, the Egypt international said: “It does not depend with me. If you ask me, I would love to stay until the last day of my football (career), but I can’t say much, it’s not in my hands.
“It depends on what the club wants, not what depends with me.
“At the moment, I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool, that would make me sad.
“It’s hard, I don’t want to talk about it. It would make me really sad, at the moment, I don’t see myself against Liverpool but let’s see what happens in the future.”
Salah represented Chelsea from 2014 until 2016, where he left to join AS Roma for £13.5million, but his spell at Stamford Bridge did not really go to plan.
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He made just 13 appearances in the Premier League for the Blues in his two years there before making the permanent switch to Italy and then joining Liverpool, where he has been a revelation. And his admission of never wanting to play against Liverpool perhaps indicates an – albeit unlikely – transfer to one of London’s premier clubs isn’t on the cards, either.
Salah has scored 102 goals in 153 appearances in the top flight for the Reds, and became the quickest player to net 100 times in the league for the Merseyside-based club recently when he scored against Brentford in September.
Supporters of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham may have perhaps been hoping that Salah would leave Liverpool and move abroad, with the forward being strongly linked with a transfer to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain amid his contract uncertainty at Anfield