Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is optimistic, striker Mohamed Salah will sign a new contract with the club.
The Egyptian international is having a superb season and is the Premier League top scorer with 13 goals.
Salah, 29, joined the Reds in 2017 and his current contract expires in 18 months.
“We are talking – and extending the contract for a player like Mo is not one where you meet for a cup of tea and come to an agreement in the afternoon,” said Klopp.
He added, “Mo is fine, I’m fine. What we all want is clear. Things like this take time.
“I think what we all want are clear things. He needs time, that’s it.”
Liverpool face AC Milan in the final match of the Champions League group stage on Tuesday, with Klopp’s side already qualifying for the knockout stage.
Salah has scored in each of Liverpool’s last six trips to Europe, but Klopp wouldn’t say if the striker will start against the Italians.
“I can’t change the whole lineup,” he said. “We need players on the pitch, so I can’t rotate and start with nine, that’s not possible.
“We will see if Mo will play or not and if he will play or score or not, but the players are very understanding about the situation. We want to field the best possible team for the situation we are in.”