Mohamed Salah gets cheeky offer to join Premier League rival as Liverpool delay contract

Sheringham has joked that Salah should join Tottenham

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"Salah is the man. He keeps producing. I'm surprised it has taken them this long to come up with a package for him," he told talkSPORT.

"He's openly come out and said he wants to stay. You'd like to think Liverpool would want him to stay. Get it done or he can come down to Tottenham!"

Salah's contract has been a topic of conversation in the Premier League since the start of the season, with Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher recently claiming that fans would 'never forgive' the Anfield board if they allowed the winger – who has scored a staggering 23 goals in 26 appearances this term – to leave Merseyside.

"Salah wants to be paid as well as any top player in the Premier League or world football, and why shouldn't he? He deserves that, we're talking about one of the best players in the world," Carragher said on Sky Sports.

"This is not a case of giving the player exactly what he wants, but Liverpool Football Club and the owners, I don't think they would be forgiven if Salah left this club in the summer or in 18 months' time.

"He's a Liverpool legend, one of the greatest players the club has ever had, and it needs to be sorted sooner rather than later."

Meanwhile, manager Jurgen Klopp has remained upbeat about the situation, although the Reds have struggled so far in Salah's absence, with the Egyptian away on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Klopp insists that Salah wants to stay
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"We know, I know that Mo wants to say, we want Mo to stay," Klopp stated on Wednesday.

"That's where we are. These things take time, I cannot change it, sorry. I think It's all in a good place."

Pushed by a reporter to elaborate in order to allay supporters' fears, the German affirmed: "I'm very positive about it but I don't think it's fair to speak on behalf of the fans. The fans are not as nervous as you are.

"They know the club and know the people dealing with things here. I think it's positive but as long as it's not done, we cannot say anything about it. Good conversations, that's what I can say."