Mohamed Salah has put to bed doubts about his future with Liverpool by openly declaring: “I’m going nowhere.”
The Egyptian picked up the Player if the Year and Player of the Season during the Liverpool Player Awards 2018 and took the opportunity to talk about the achievements of the team and his plans for the future. And what he said will go a long way in easing the worries of the fanbase that the club could lose their top scorer after just one season.
Salah has so far scored 43 goals in 50 games in all competitions for Liverpool. Of those 43, 31 have come in the Premier League, equaling the record of the 38-game system jointly held by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez, with the clash against Brighton on Sunday still to come. Naturally, this sparked links with all the usual suspects, with our Champions League final opponents Real Madrid leading the line.
As soon as Real were past the semi-final against Bayer Munich and Liverpool still had their second leg in Rome to play but with a substantial first-leg advantage, Guillem Balague warned the public that the Madrid club would spark such reports in an attempt to unsettle the Reds’ best player ahead of the final.
But as is his wont, Mo turned up thumbs-up when we most needed him to.
“This is just the start. This is my first year here and it is the same for some other players. I didn’t watch all the games last season of the team but this year we have had an unbelievable year.
“We are very comfortable about playing in the Champions League next season. On the way to the final we beat top teams like Man City and Roma. It is just the beginning for this team.”