Your Liverpool morning digest for Monday, December 6.

Salah sends contract message and makes Barcelona transfer claim

Mohamed Salah has urged Liverpool to solve the issue surrounding his new contract while admitting he is "happy" to be linked with a move to Barcelona.

Negotiations remain ongoing between the Reds and representatives of Salah, who is approaching the final 18 months of his present deal at Anfield.

The Egyptian has long expressed his desire to stay with Liverpool, where he has scored 144 goals in 223 appearances while winning the Premier League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

And the 29-year-old has outlined the factors that will persuade him to put pen to paper on a new deal with Jurgen Klopp's side.

Ian Doyle has the full story here.

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Gerrard sends Liverpool message after Aston Villa beat Leicester City

Steven Gerrard has spoken about his upcoming return to Anfield after his impressive start to life as Aston Villa manager continued with a 2-1 victory over a Leicester City side managed by his former boss Brendan Rodgers.

Ezri Konsa scored twice as Villa came from behind to claim victory and move above Midlands rivals Leicester into 10th in the Premier League table.

It means Gerrard has now taken nine points from a possible 12 since taking over at Villa Park from the sacked Dean Smith.

And it leaves his side in upbeat mood going into next Saturday's trip to Liverpool, the club where the 41-year-old made 710 appearances and scored 186 goals during his playing career.

Paul Wheelock has the full story here.