Mo Salah has stated that he cannot be “selfish” about his new contract and risk jeopardizing Liverpool’s quest for the Quadruple.

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The 29-year-old striker’s contract expires in 16 months, and he acknowledged that talks are “sensitive” ahead of Sunday’s Premier League title match against Manchester City.

But he said: “There are many things people don’t know about it.

“I can’t be selfish and talk about my situation because we are in the most important period for the team.

“So I just have to talk about the team, focus on what is coming for the team — that’s the most important thing.

“That’s all I can say. Hopefully we are going to be more optimistic and see what is going to happen.”

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Salah stated in January that he was “not asking for crazy stuff,” but he is thought to be asking for £350,000 per week to become Liverpool’s highest-paid player.

FSG, the club’s owners, have refused to budge, adamant that they will not compromise their wage structure, which now sees Virgil van Dijk earn £225,000 per week as the highest earner.

The question now then is Salah, who is under contract until June 2023, certain that he will extend his stay?

He added: “I can’t say. I’ve said many times before what I want but I can’t really go deep into the contract now because it is a really sensitive situation.

“The team need to win. I can’t go in the news and talk about the contract now, I am just focused on the team. That’s it.”

Despite benching Salah twice in consecutive games against Benfica and Watford after his World Cup exit against Senegal last month, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is delighted with him.

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Salah, who has 28 goals but has not scored from open play in seven games, insists the speculation over his future has had no impact on his performances.

He said: “Not at all. I have talked to the manager from time to time. I am very professional, I know my job very well.

“I’m almost the first and last one to leave. I know what I am doing. I’m not bothered about that.

“I’m just focussing with the team and that is the most important thing for me, focus to win trophies and I’m just giving everything for the club.”

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