Speaking to Sky Sports, Mo Salah made clear his intention to remain with Liverpool for the remainder of his footballing career.
It’s an update that appealed to a great many of the Reds’ online fanbase on Twitter, with it also emboldening a number of others to call on the club and owners, FSG, in the comments section of the broadcaster’s tweet to make the Egyptian’s wish come true.
The forward’s current terms only take him as far as the summer of 2023, with a report claiming that the player is hoping to extend his stay at Anfield until 2026.
At 29-years-old, there is an argument, purely on paper, for being cautious about handing Salah a fresh contract, as many other players’ careers have tailed off beyond the 30 mark.
As we have repeatedly noted here at EOTK, however, there are a few exceptions to the rule in world football, with the Egyptian King arguably being one of them courtesy of his high levels of conditioning.
There’s a belief in the player that his best days are only just beginning, and if he can follow the trajectory of the likes of Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, we’ll have a top-class performer at the club well into his 30s.
You can catch some of the fan reaction below:
@LFC you'll have blood on your hands if this man doesn't get what he wants
— Vaibhav (@vaibhavgkwd) October 22, 2021
How often does the best player in the world atm want to stay at your club for the rest of his career. Give him everything @lfc ✍️
— Kian (@KianClarke19) October 22, 2021
I can’t forgive you if he doesn’t sign @lfc
— Shahab (@shahabLFC) October 22, 2021
Come on @John_W_Henry, just give this guy what he deserve.
— J (@WoeiJie) October 23, 2021
— Farouk (@Farouk78692) October 22, 2021
wouldn't just say this about any old player but
JUST GET IT DONE !!!!!
— LFC7610* (@LFC7610) October 22, 2021