Salah hints at­long Liver­pool stay

The Irish Times - Sports Weekend - - SPORTS - ANDY HUNTER

Mo­hamed Salah has said his am­bi­tions for sil­ver­ware with Liver­pool ex­tend be­yond this sea­son and that progress to the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal rep­re­sents the start of a new era un­der Jür­gen Klopp.

The Egypt in­ter­na­tional has been linked fre­quently with a move to Real Madrid, Liver­pool’s op­po­nents in Kiev on May 26th, dur­ing a de­but cam­paign at An­field in which he has scored 43 goals. The 25-year-old’s im­pact was recog­nised again on Thurs­day when he was named play­ers’ player of the sea­son and player of the sea­son at Liver­pool’s awards din­ner.

Liver­pool’s lead­ing scorer was asked di­rectly about leav­ing the club only a year af­ter his ar­rival from Roma. “I’m very happy here, I’m very happy and ev­ery­thing is fine,” replied Salah, who is ex­pected to be of­fered an im­proved con­tract by Liver­pool.

“I have got am­bi­tions for the fu­ture with Liver­pool. As you can see we had a great sea­son and now we are in the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal and ev­ery­one is ex­cited. It is just the start. This is my first year here and it is the same for some other play­ers. I didn’t watch all the games last sea­son but this year we have had an un­be­liev­able year.”

Liver­pool need a point at home to Brighton to­mor­row to se­cure a place in next sea­son’s Cham­pi­ons League ir­re­spec­tive of the out­come against Real. Salah be­lieves he can be part of a sus­tained pe­riod of suc­cess at An­field.

“On the way to the fi­nal we beat top teams like Manch­ester City and Roma,” he said. “It is just the be­gin­ning. We want to qual­ify for the Cham­pi­ons League next sea­son and then we want to win the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal. We will play to win against Real Madrid.” – Guardian

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