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Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he's 'happy' about the winger's contract talks

Salah's current deal expires in June 2023; The Egypt winger told Sky Sports in October he "would love to stay until the last day of my football career"; Salah is close to agreeing a new deal with the club; Jurgen Klopp said there was "nothing new to say" over the contract talks

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Image: Mohamed Salah is the top scorer in this season's Premier League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he is "happy" with Mohammed Salah's contract talks which are being discussed between the "decisive parties".

Salah, whose contract expires in June 2023, is close to agreeing a new deal with the club to keep him until the end of his career.

Liverpool have tied down a number of senior players to new deals this season, but fans are still waiting for their star forward to put pen to paper on a new contract.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool's Champions League quarter final first leg with Benfica on Tuesday, Klopp said: "I'm happy with it because there's nothing new to say - that's good. The decisive parties are talking to each other and that's all I need."

Ahead of Liverpool's 5-0 thrashing of Manchester United at Old Trafford in October, Salah told Sky Sports: "If you ask me, I would love to stay until the last day of my football career, but I can't say much about that - it's not in my hands.

"It depends on what the club want, not on me.

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Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler says he'd love Mohamed Salah to stay at Liverpool but says the club should be wary of the long-term impact of offering a big contract.

"At the moment I can't see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad. It's hard, I don't want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad.

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"At the moment I don't see myself playing against Liverpool but let's see what will happen in the future."

Klopp on Salah's form: There's nothing to worry about

Salah has not scored from open play in his last eight games for both club and country but Klopp has no concerns over his form.

"For me, the performance level is important, how he brings players together," said Klopp. "It's a tough period for Mo and Sadio, coming back from international duty and being available again. We see him every day - there is nothing to worry about."

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Carra: A toss-up between Salah and Mbappe

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher thinks Salah and Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe are currently the best two players in the world:

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Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah? Jamie Carragher joins the debate on who is the world's best player right now.

"I think the toss-up for me would be between Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe," he says. "They would be the two who would split people now in the way Messi and Ronaldo have split people for so many years.

"But I think the season Salah is having, and the numbers he's got compared to anyone else in the Premier League, which is the best league in the world right now, just shows how far ahead of everybody else in the Premier League he is."

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