Liverpool forward Mo Salah managed to crack a joke about his future with the club after being crowned the Football Writers' Player of the Year last night.
The 29-year-old saw off competition from the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Declan Rice to win the award for the second time in his career, having netted 30 goals for Jurgen Klopp's side so far this season.
Much has been made of Salah's ongoing contract negotiations, and the with Egyptian on the verge of entering the final 12 months of his deal at Anfield there's genuine concern around Merseyside that he might leave this summer.
Shortly after scooping his Player of the Year Award, Salah was asked by reporters if he'll be here in England next season.
"'Here on the stage or here in England? I will do my best to be on the stage," he joked.
Both player and club have been locked in negotiations for months on end with reports suggesting that Salah rejected Liverpool's last offer – which was tabled back in December – but despite the concern, former Reds defender Jamie Carragher says he thinks Salah will sign a new contract.
"Liverpool is the best place for him, he became a superstar at Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp brings out the best in him. It wouldn't be a sensible move for him to leave.
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"The football he's playing now, he's playing for one of the best managers in the world, one of the best teams in the world, what he's done over the last five years makes him one of the best players to ever wear a Liverpool shirt."
After Real Madrid booked their place alongside Liverpool in the Champions League final this week, Salah sent out a warning message on social media, insisting that he and his team-mates had "a score to settle" following their defeat to Los Blancos in the final four years ago – a game where Salah left the field in tears after he was forced off due to injury after just half-an-hour.
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