Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool future is far from clear, hints former teammate Dejan Lovren

Mohamed Salah has hinted at a move away from Liverpool in the past (Picture: Getty Images)

Dejan Lovren provided a very coy answer when asked about the future of his good friend Mohamed Salah at Liverpool, suggesting an exit in the near future has certainly not been ruled out.

Salah has enjoyed a personally successful season, joint top of the scoring charts in the Premier League with Harry Kane on 22 goals and with six Champions League goals to his name as well.

The 28-year-old has two years left on his current contract and recently claimed that no one from the club has spoken to him about extending the deal.

He has also made comments about a possible move to Spain in the future, intrigued by the prospect of playing in La Liga, which has all combined to produce plenty of talk that he will leave Anfield in the next year or two.

Lovren has done little to quell that chatter and is in a good position to know about the situation as a close pal of Salah and a former teammate at Liverpool.

‘I cannot talk in his name about what his plans are but I think he’s similar to me,’ the Zenit St Petersburg defender told Sky Sports.

‘If he’s focused he’s focused there and he showed that with the goal scoring. You never know what can happen in football.

Dejan Lovren will be competing for Croatia at this summer’s European Championships (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I wish him all the best, I hope he wins lots of trophies at Liverpool but football can be quite changeable so let’s see.

‘We’ll always be in contact, he’s more than a friend. He knows he can call me whenever he wants and whatever he wants to talk about we are there for each other.

‘Even if the club doesn’t do that well it says a lot about his personal qualities.’

Jurgen Klopp has dismissed concerns over Salah’s commitment to the Liverpool cause, with his goal-scoring efforts and recent exuberant celebrations proof of his dedication.

‘It is difficult for me to answer this question. I know how committed Mo is to this team and this club. I don’t need a goal celebration to realise,’ said Klopp.

‘It is a completely logical thing that we celebrate goals like this because he is working his socks off since he is here.

‘He’s in a really good moment and it is really helpful for us. Hopefully it stays for the last two games, like that, that would be even more helpful.

‘I was never in doubt about his love for his team-mates and the club. Not for one second.’

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