Salah’s contract situation is turning out to be a headache for Liverpool, who are keen to keep him, but do not want to break their wage structure to accommodate his demands.


The forward will have a year left on his contract in the summer and negotiations have remained at a standstill since he rejected an offer of a new deal in December.



Salah wants his new contract to be in line with the best-paid Premier League players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Cristiano Ronaldo, which would smash the current wage structure at Anfield.


His agent appeared to be mocking Klopp’s take on Salah’s contract situation last week and the Liverpool manager conceded that he was not out to create headlines.



However, the Reds boss insisted that he is not aware of the reaction that the player’s representative had for him last week.


The Liverpool manager said in a press conference when asked about the seven laughing emojis Salah’s agent posted on Twitter last week in response to his comments: “I’m not on Twitter, another good reason for that.



“I don’t think I said anything, it’s like it is, but you got me in the trap or whatever and all of a sudden I created headlines.


“The last thing I want to do in press conferences is [to] create headlines.


“It’s all fine and I don’t know about any kinds of reactions.


“That’s not what I’m concerned about.”


Liverpool will have a decision to make over Salah’s future in the summer if he does not sign a new contract by then.