Date: 7th December 2021 at 4:06pm
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Liverpool took a significant step in their pursuit of a second Premier League title on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of a late winner against Wolves at Molineux. 

After Chelsea had lost to West Ham in the early kick-off, Jurgen Klopp’s side had been frustrated by a resolute Wolves side and looked to be heading for a goalless draw before Divock Origi’s winner deep into injury time.

The result moves the Reds into second and a point behind leaders Man City ahead of a busy festive schedule which culminates with Liverpool facing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on January 2nd.

Origi’s goal, his second of the Premier League season, was set up brilliantly by Mohamed Salah, who continued his fine form so far this term.

The Egyptian remains top of both the goals and assists charts in the division this term, and his performances will be pivotal if Liverpool are going to mount a serious title challenge for the remainder of the campaign.

Klopp is, however, facing the prospect of losing his star man in 18 months with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2023.

Klopp’s Liverpool are flying high.

With his expiry date getting closer, there has been much speculation around Salah’s future, with the forward linked to a number of club across Europe.

Klopp, however, remains calm on the subject, insisting that he is not worried about the player’s future.

“We are talking. Extending a contract with a player like Mo is not a thing you do over a cup of tea in the afternoon and find an agreement,” the German told reporters ahead of his side’s Champions League tie against AC Milan.

“This is completely normal. There’s really nothing else to say. Mo speaks about it when he gets asked about it. I can only say a few things because the rest is not for the public.”

Klopp’s comments come shortly after new Barcelona boss Xavi had reportedly declared an interest in Salah, who has scored a remarkable 144 goals in 223 games for the Reds since joining from Roma in 2017.

The player has previously insisted that his desire is to stay put on Merseyside, claiming that it is up to the club to make it happen.

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