Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has confirmed he wants to stay at Anfield amid speculation linking him to Barcelona.
has been on fire forLiverpool
since the start of the season, scoring 19 goals and assisting eight times in 20 games across all competitions.
However, the Egyptian’s future at Anfield is uncertain because he is yet to sign an extension to his current deal, which expires in 2023, since he and the club have not reached an agreement.
According to reports in Spain,Barcelona
's newly-appointed manager
wants Salah to join him at the Camp Nou, and the latter feels flattered by the interest.
“I read what was said about Xavi’s interest to sign me,”
he said to Egyptian broadcasterMBC
"This is something that makes me happy that a team like Barcelona is interested in me, but I’m happy in Liverpool and we will see what happens in the future.
“At the moment, I prefer to stay in the Premier League as it’s the strongest league in the world."
Although Salah would love to remain in England, he has confessed that the choice is out of his hands as he waits for the club and his agent to reach an agreement.
"I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool,”
"But the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue.
“There is no problem but we have to reach an agreement for the contract. It’s up to them.
“Your financial value shows how much the club appreciates you and that they are ready to do anything for you to stay, but the decision itself is not based on those financial matters only.
“There are things like the ambition of the team and the coach and what he wants to do with the team and the players he wants. These are all important points when making the decision."
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