Liverpool FC: Mohamed Salah only focused on winning amid contract speculation

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah insists winning is what makes him happy.

Over the past month, there has been a lot of debate over Salah’s contract situation as he has yet to follow the lead of a number of senior players this year and sign an extension of a deal that expires in the summer of 2023.

Reports suggest the stumbling block is the Egypt international’s salary, with claims Salah is looking for more than £ 300,000 a week so he can have parity with some of the Premier League’s top earners.

Liverpool policy is not to hand out big contracts to players over 30 – Salah hits that mark next summer – but experts like former Reds defender Jamie Carragher believe the club should pay the player what it is worth.

Salah, however, is working to make sure Jurgen Klopp’s side follow Chelsea and Manchester City to the top of the table after an unbeaten start to the season.

“I’m happy as long as the team continues to win,” Salah said on the club’s official website. “I always try to help, score goals and make the team win games – that’s the most important (thing).

“We always have to do our best to win something and I think we have the quality for that. We have a high level team, so we have to push our limits and try to win something. I’m sure everyone thinks the same.

“That’s what we need, just to keep in mind that we’re ending the season winning something.”

Klopp received a boost on Thursday with Diogo Jota joining the squad to train despite his early dismissal from international duty with Portugal on Tuesday as he was not deemed fit enough to play in their World Cup qualifier .

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