Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler believes the Reds are holding up negotiations for Mohamed Salah’s contract renewal at Anfield.
Salah’s contract situation at Liverpool has been surrounded by lots of speculation since his return from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations back in February.
His current deal runs out next year but the 30-year-old had previously confirmed that he will be staying at Liverpool and going into the last year of his contract.
Recent reports have suggested that Liverpool could be willing to cash in on the Egyptian this summer to avoid the risk of losing him for free when his contract expires.
Despite his motivation, Salah’s quest for redemption fell short as Real Madrid edged Liverpool in a narrow 1-0 victory to claim their 14th Champions League trophy.
Liverpool already lost an attacking pillar Senegalese star Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern Munich for a reported fee of £35m, and could be reluctant to sell Salah in the same transfer window.
Salah had 31 goals and 16 assists in all competitions for Liverpool last season, inspiring them to EFL League Cup and FA Cup trophies.