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Mohamed Salah hints at long-term Liverpool stay

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has ruled out a summer transfer move away from , stressing that he has ambitions for the future with the Reds.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid next season following his impressive debut Liverpool season, which saw him score 43 goals and assist 15 in 50 appearances across all competitions.

“I’m going nowhere,” said Salah at the club’s end-of-season awards ceremony, according to Liverpool Echo.

“I’m very happy here, I’m very happy and everything is fine.

“We have two games now starting with a game on Sunday. It’s a very important game and then the Champions League final but I’m very happy here,” said the Egypt international, who collected Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season and the Player of the Season awards on Thursday.

Liverpool need just one point when they face Brighton in their last league game on Sunday to secure a top-four Premier League finish. They’ll then start preparing for the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid set to take place in Kiev on May 26.

“Of course 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.

“This is just the start. This is my first year here and it is the same for some other players. I didn’t watch all the games last season of the team but this year we have had an unbelievable year.

Mohamed Salah Champions League Goal of the Week

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“We are very comfortable about playing in the Champions League next season. On the way to the final we beat top teams like Man City and Roma. It is just the beginning for this team.”

Liverpool overcame Manchester City in the quarter-final of the Champions League 5-1 on aggregate, with the Egypt international scoring a goal in each leg. Salah also played an integral role in Liverpool’s semi-final tie as he scored a brace against his former side AS Roma, as the Reds reached the final with a 7-6 aggregate score.

“I’ve not scored for two (Premier League) games but I’m fine,” said Salah, who hasn’t scored in the last three Liverpool games in all competitions.

“If we didn’t score for two games, it’s not the end of the world, it is something normal.

Salah’s currently leading the Premier League Golden Boot race with 31 goals, three above second-placed Harry Kane.

“We have a game on Sunday then the Champions League final and I’m sure we will help each other,” he added.

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