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Liverpool: Salah confirms his transfer decision for next season

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The Egypt star has ended the speculations around a summer departure from Liverpool.

Mohamed Salah has confirmed he will play for Liverpool next season.

The Reds forward is entering the final 12 months of his contract at the club. His long-running negotiations with Liverpool over a new contract had generated doubts about whether the Reds would keep him beyond this summer.

However, Salah himself has now confirmed that he won’t leave Liverpool in the upcoming transfer window.

Asked whether winning the Champions League final would motivate him to stay at Liverpool, Salah said: “I don’t want to be selfish at all. 

“I even said a few months ago that it’s about the team, it’s an important week for us. I’m just focused on the team. I want the Champions League again, I want to see Hendo [Jordan Henderson] with the trophy in his hands again.

“I’m just focused on the team, I don’t want to talk about the contract now. We have a long time. I’m staying next season, for sure. That’s clear. I’m staying next season. Let’s see after that.”

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“The worst moment of my career”

The upcoming Liverpool final against Real Madrid will be a rematch of the two sides’ battle in the 2018 Champions League final. 

Following an early injury, Salah limped off the pitch in tears before Liverpool suffered a 3-1 defeat against the Blancos.

“I remember when I went off after 30 minutes or something, it was the worst moment of my career,” Salah added. “I was really down at that time, because I had a good season and to come off after 30 minutes… the worst thing that could happen to any football player.

“After the game, I knew the result when I was in hospital. I was like: ‘We cannot lost this way’. I never felt that feeling before in football. It was the first Champions League final for most of us.

“We were all very, very disappointed, but after that summer we came back and we talked to each other. Hendo and Milly [James Milner] talked in the dressing room and said: ‘We go again, for everything’, and we managed to win it a year after. That was kind of revenge, in a way.”