Mohammed Salah has reiterated his desire to remain at Liverpool while admitting he is "happy" to be linked with Barcelona.
The 29-year-old's current deal at Anfield expires in June 2023 and the Reds are keen to tie him down on a new contract, but are unwilling to break their wage structure.
Amid all of the speculation surrounding his Liverpool, future, Salah has been heavily linked with a move to Spain, a destination this season's top Premier League goalscorer has flirted with in the past.
And after assisting in the Reds' last-gasp 1-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, the Egyptian has spoken about his plans at length, sending a message to manager Jurgen Klopp and the Anfield boardroom.
"I said it several times, if the decision is up to me, I want to stay in Liverpool," Salah stated post-match.
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"But the decision is in the hands of the management and they have to solve this issue.
"There is no problem but we have to reach an agreement for the contract. It’s up to them.
"Your financial value shows how much the club appreciates you and that they are ready to do anything for you to stay, but the decision itself is not based on those financial matters only.
"There are things like the ambition of the team and the coach and what he wants to do with the team and the players he wants.
"These are all important points when making the decision."
In a separate interview with Egyptian broadcaster MBC Masr TV, 13-goal Salah broke his silence on links with Barcelona after reports emerged that new boss Xavi Hernandez was interested in signing him.
"I read what was said about Xavi’s interest to sign me," the winger revealed.
"This is something that makes me happy that a team like Barcelona is interested in me, but I’m happy in Liverpool and we will see what happens in the future.
"At the moment, I prefer to stay in the Premier League as it’s the strongest league in the world."
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Klopp recently admitted he is unwilling to get involved in Salah's negotiations, distancing himself from talks.
"I speak to players constantly but it is not the right thing for a manager to speak to players about contracts," the German explained.
"You need someone in between. For the player that is the agent, for the club it is the sporting director.
"When a player is very important for you and you say 'you can have this or that' and he doesn’t want to hear it and says 'I think I'm worth more than that!'
"This conversation shouldn't happen with the person who is responsible for football things."