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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp provides update on Mohamed Salah negotiations

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The Liverpool manager is confident the club will reach an agreement with the striker.

Mohamed Salah is spending the last 18 months of his current Liverpool deal. The club have been working on a contract extension for months. However, they are yet to reach an agreement with the Egyptian star.

Speaking ahead of his side’s upcoming game against Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp spoke about Salah’s contract situation.

 “Nowadays, especially, I think it’s really dangerous with these interviews,” Klopp said (via Mirror).

“We know, I know that Mo wants to say, we want Mo to stay.

 “That’s where we are. These things take time, I cannot change it, sorry. I think It’s all in a good place.”

Asked about whether he is confident the club will reach an agreement with Salah, the manager responded: “I’m very positive about it but I don’t think it’s fair to speak on behalf of the fans. The fans are not as nervous as you are.

“They know the club and know the people dealing with things here. I think it’s positive but as long as it’s not done, we cannot say anything about it. Good conversations, that’s what I can say.”

He added: “Things take time, there are so many things what you have to do in these negotiations. By the way, it’s a third party with the agent in there as well.

“There’s nothing to worry about; it’s a normal process. We always talk about it but there’s nothing to say. Nobody has to worry, it’s just the situation.

“It’s really all fine – it’s not done – but we’re in talks. He’s a world-class player, an unbelievable player, great boy, did a lot of great stuff for Liverpool.

“Of course we want to keep him. Now let’s see how it will work out. That’s all.”

Salah doesn’t ask for ‘crazy stuff’

Salah is currently away on international duty with Egypt as they play in the Africa Cup of Nations. The player will most likely continue his contract negotiations when he returns from the competition.

Earlier this week, Salah made his feelings clear on a potential contract renewal at Liverpool.

 “I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands. It’s in their hands,” the winger told GQ“They know what I want. I’m not asking for crazy stuff.

“I’ve been here for my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me.

“But with the administration, they have [been] told the situation. It’s in their hands.”