Mohamed Salah Says He's Happy at Liverpool Amid Summer Exit Rumours

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)
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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah says he still has plenty to achieve on Merseyside despite speculation surrounding his future at the club. 

After joining the Reds from AS Roma last summer Salah has enjoyed an extraordinary campaign, netting 43 goals in all competitions so far and inspiring Liverpool to a UEFA Champions League final.

As noted by Andy Hunter of the Guardian, the Egyptian was quizzed on whether or not he would be leaving Anfield at the end of the season at the Football Writers' Association Awards on Thursday.

"I'm very happy here; I'm very happy and everything is fine," the 25-year-old said. "I have got ambitions for the future with Liverpool. As you can see we had a great season, and now we are in the Champions League final, and everyone is excited. It is just the start."

Salah was at the awards to pick up the FWA Player of the Season accolade. As noted in the piece, he had to take a private jet to London from Liverpool's own awards to make the occasion, where he also won two prizes.

The man himself posted the following snap on Twitter of the two trophies he won at the club's ceremony:

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According to Hunter, the Reds are set to offer their star man a new contract after his stunning debut season for the club.

It would be no surprise if some of European football's giants were looking at him following his exploits in the Premier League this season.

Salah has been in extraordinary form this season.
Salah has been in extraordinary form this season.Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Real Madrid have been mentioned as possible suitors, with the president of the Egyptian Football Association, Hany Abo Rida, and the national team manager, Hector Cuper, saying in January that Los Blancos will make a move, per Jack Austin of The Independent.

Not only has he netted goals on a consistent basis, he has also thrilled supporters around the country with his breathtaking pace, close control and work rate. At the moment, Salah is among the finest footballers in the world.

As noted by media consultant Paul McCarthy, Salah impressed plenty at the FWA event with his attitude off the pitch:

Football writer Simon Hughes commented on the spirit that's been shown by the former Roma and Chelsea man since his return to English football:

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has put this team on the right track this term. If the team were to win the Champions League, any temptation to go elsewhere would be lessened for their star man.

As for Salah, it's difficult to see why he would want to move on at this juncture. He's playing in a successful side and under a coach who understands how to draw the best from him. Those associated with the Anfield outfit will be hopeful there's still a lot more to come.