Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he is 'happy' with how talks over a new contract for Mohamed Salah are progressing behind the scenes.

Salah, 29, is just under three months away from entering the final year of his current Reds deal, which has raised fears that he could be on his way out of Anfield in the near future.

But Kop officials have been negotiating an extension with the Egyptian, who has scored 153 goals in 240 appearances since joining from Roma in 2017, and his agent Ramy Abbas Issa for a number of months - and Klopp is pleased with the way negotiations are faring. 

'I am happy with it because nothing new to say, that's good,' he said at his press conference ahead of Liverpool's Champions League quarter-final tie against Benfica on Tuesday.

'The decisive parties are talking and that's all I need.'