David Ornstein provides massive update on Mo Salah to the Saudi Pro League and contract talks
Mohamed Salah is the subject of constant speculation as his Liverpool contract draws closer to its 2025 expiry but new life has been breathed into hopes that he will extend his terms with the Anfield outfit.
The Egyptian's contract expires on June 30 2025 and does not include an option to automatically renew.
The Athletic's David Ornstein, one of the most trusted journalists, claims that Salah has yet to make a decision on his future.
Responding to fan questions in a Q&A, Ornstein was asked if there have been any updates on the club's contract talks with Salah as well as Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The journalist responded in depth: "I don’t think there was any movement on this before the end of 2023 and to my knowledge, the plan was always to address it in the new year. We’re there now so I would imagine some conversations will get going in due course.
"Even though January is expected to be a fairly quiet transfer window at Anfield, it’s not the easiest time to start transfer talks and, in the case of Salah, he is busy focusing on AFCON. All three players are huge for Liverpool and that makes the situation an important one.
"It isn’t ideal for them to be approaching their final year, but Liverpool have managed contract situations really well in recent seasons and I don’t think there’s anything to suggest they won’t again here… albeit the football hierarchy has changed a little with the departures of Michael Edwards/Julian Ward and the arrival of Jorg Schmadtke.
"Naturally, given what happened last summer with Saudi Arabia, Salah feels like the most uncertain/unpredictable, but as I’ve said here before: some have suggested to me that Salah still has the appetite to continue competing at the top level of European football with Liverpool, so a departure is not certain at all. Crucial times ahead."