“I think we will all be worried” – Phil Thompson shows concern about Liverpool star contract situation at the club
Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson says he is ‘nervous’ in respect to the contract situation with Mo’ Salah at Anfield.
Mohamed Salah is under contract with the Anfield outfit until the summer of 2023 but hasn’t committed his future beyond that at Liverpool.
Thompson has shown concern and is ‘worried’ regarding the contract situation but believes that Jurgen Klopp will do ‘whatever is right’ for the club.
“We’re all down from time to time, but he’s really happy. [Well] Not happy but when you come back here, like Virg said, you’re fighting on all fronts and that’s exactly how it should be.”
The former Reds skipper told the Liverpool Echo:
“I think we are all nervous, and I think we are all sitting there nervous.
“The fella scores that many goals for us, he performs to a high level and he doesn’t miss many games, which is massive.
“People forget about that. The fella never gets injured. So, to lose somebody like that would be a massive blow.”
Thompson hopes that the Mohamed Salah does not end up leaving like Gini Wijnaldum.
“The longer it goes with him not signing, I think we will all be worried. But we all have to have trust, I think, in the club to do whatever is right and whatever it takes to get him to sign.”
“And I would think that they are working behind [the scenes on] it. But I can’t say that it will be alright. It will be great.
“The longer it goes and we saw with Gini Wijnaldum how much he said he loved the club and how he tried to sort things out.
“So it does worry me and I’m just hoping that the way the club is run, the recruitment and doing the contracts in the past, that they come up with a solution.”