Liverpool: Egypt chief confirms big Mohamed Salah news

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An Egypt minister has opened up about a private conversation he had with Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah, during which the forward reportedly revealed his intentions for the future.

The 29-year-old has been in the midst of a contract stand-off with the Reds for months, with initial reports suggesting that the winger wanted wages of £500 000 (R9.5 million) a week while the Anfield decision-makers were said to be unwilling to break their wage structure for the forward.  

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This led to fear among many in the club's hierarchy that Salah could leave the club as a free agent, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 season.

However, recent reports suggested that there has been a breakthrough in negotiations, and that the star is now likely to extend his stay with the Reds. 

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Egypt's Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhi, has now echoed that sentiment, revealing that when he told Salah during the most recent international break that he should leave Jurgen Klopp's side, the Pharaohs captain made it clear he has other plans. 

"I met with Mohamed Salah at the airport after the end of the Senegal match and the failure to reach the World Cup finals, and said to him to forget what happened and focus on what's next," Sobhi told Egyptian radio on Monday, per the Daily Mirror. 

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"I have advised him to continue his journey at a club other than Liverpool, but his direction now is to renew his contract with Liverpool. 

"There are campaigns against Salah directed by some to bring him down, but I asked him not to pay attention to them." 

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