Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah refused to commit his future at the club when asked about talks over a new contract.
Earlier in the week, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp played down reports that Salah is set to commit his long-term future to the club but said contract talks are ongoing.
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Ahead of the crucial Premier League game against Manchester City on Sunday, Salah was asked by Sky Sports about the chances of granting a contract extension with Liverpool, and he said: “I can’t say yes, I can’t say no, but I’ve already said what I want several times, but again, I can’t go deeper into my contract now because it’s a very delicate situation.
“The team needs to win and I can’t just do the news and talk about my contract. I just focus on the team, and that’s it.”
Liverpool, who have already won the Carabao Cup this season, are in the Premier League title hunt and still involved in the Champions League and FA Cup, leading Salah to say it would be selfish for him to stand focus on his personal situation before the team.
“I can’t be selfish and talk about my situation,” he said. “We are in the most important period for the team, so I just have to talk about the team, focus on what is happening with the team and that is the most important thing.
“That’s all I can say. Hopefully we’ll be more optimistic and see what happens.”