Jamie Carragher questions why Jurgen Klopp is not involved with Mo Salah contract talks 1 month ago

Jamie Carragher questions why Jurgen Klopp is not involved with Mo Salah contract talks

"If there is a sound reason for not resolving the Salah contract situation with the same urgency, it is yet to be satisfactorily explained"

Jamie Carragher has questioned why Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not involved with sorting a new contract for star-man Mohamed Salah, describing the situation as 'odd.'

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The Egyptian's current deal expires in the summer of 2023 and is one of the key players the club has prioritised in tying down to a new deal, however it seems that there has been little progress in the way of talks, leaving some members of the fanbase worried he may depart Anfield for free.

Liverpool boss Klopp seems to have also had little impact in any contract talks and former defender Carragher can't understand why he hasn't, given the impact he has had when securing other key players to long-term deals.

Speaking in the Telegraph Carragher said: "Klopp vowed captain Jordan Henderson's deal would 'get sorted' after a brief stalemate and it immediately was, yet says he is 'not involved' with Salah's negotiations.

"That seems odd. If there is a sound reason for not resolving the Salah contract situation with the same urgency, it is yet to be satisfactorily explained.

"Whenever we talk about Liverpool's renaissance, we often focus on the influence of Van Dijk and Alisson, taking the team to another level.

"That's fair, but we should not forget that the foundations were in place because of the immediate impact of Salah, who was already on his way to scoring 44 goals in his first season when Van Dijk signed."

Carragher also feels that Liverpool fans will look back at Salah's time on Merseyside with very fond memories.

'Twenty-five years from now, fans will examine this era and consider how lucky they were to witness Salah's goal feats" said the Sky Sports pundit.

"They will rewatch the videos and see his statistics with a sense of awe."

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Salah will be part of a Liverpool side who face a massive game at the top of the table this weekend, as they take on Manchester City side on Sunday afternoon.

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