Mohamed Salah has sent a message to Liverpool by reiterating his long-term future lies in the club’s hands.
The Egypt international, the Premier League’s top scorer this season with 13 goals, has a contract until the summer of 2023 and has said he wants to stay and continue to break records with the Reds.
However, just before Christmas the forward, in a rare interview, voiced his disappointment at not being named captain for their Champions League group match against Midtjylland and encouraged speculation by talking about the “great” clubs of Barcelona and Real Madrid.
At the time manager Jurgen Klopp played down the significance of the comments, although he admitted they could not force people to stay.
Asked about his future by Norwegian channel TV2, Salah said: “I do not know. If you ask, I say I want to stay here as long as I can, but, as I have said before, it is in the hands of the club.
“I will always give 100 per cent to the last minute I am in this club and I want to win as many trophies as I can.
“And I want to give 100 per cent to the people, who show me love all the time.”
After a run of four goals in four league matches Salah’s blank in Sunday’s goalless draw with Manchester United made it four games without a goal for the forward.