MOHAMED SALAH has confirmed he won’t leave Liverpool in the summer – but team-mate Sadio Mane has refused to be drawn on his future.
The Egypt and Senegal internationals have one year left on their respective contracts at Anfield but talks over new deals have yet to bear fruit.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s Liverpool contracts expire at the end of next seasonCredit: Getty
Salah has committed his short-term future to the club Mane won’t do so until after the Champions League finalCredit: AFP
But Kop favourite Salah has eased the club’s fears of a summer departure by insisting: “I’m staying next season for sure.”
Mane, however, has refused to pledge his long-term future to the club, telling Sky Sports: “I will answer this question after the Champions League.”
And exacting revenge on Carlo Ancelotti’s troops – whom they lost to in the 2018 final – is Salah’s sole focus.
He said: “I don’t focus on the contract at the moment. It’s about the team.
“It’s a really important week for us. I want to win the CL again.
“I want to see Hendo [Jordan Henderson] with that trophy in his hands again.”
Spanish big boys Barcelona and Real are long-term admirers of Salah, 29, and are reportedly interested in acquiring his services in the summer.
Mane, meanwhile, has caught the eye of German champions Bayern Munich.
But the former Southampton ace will hold talks with the Liverpool brass before deciding his next move.
The 30-year-old said: “There will be new discussions at the end of the season. I’ll answer after [the] Champions League final.”
Liverpool’s American owners – Fenway Sports Group – are desperate to tie Salah and Mane down to new deals.
Reds co-owner Tom Werner recently said: “I’d like to keep those conversations confidential but obviously we’ve articulated our desire that they remain.
“Beyond that, I’ll leave that to Julian [Ward].”
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