Mohamed Salah has been one of Liverpool’s key players for several years and the club will be desperate to keep their star man. The Reds chiefs will need to act quickly, however, with just 20 months left on the striker’s contract.
Salah, 29, joined Liverpool in 2017 for £ 36million after stellar form at Roma in Serie A.
After failing at Chelsea earlier in his career, Salah had doubts about his ability to cut him once again in the Premier League, especially as the main man in Liverpool’s attack.
But Salah has proven to be a hugely successful signing, having won numerous accolades – individual and team – since arriving in Merseyside.
With 101 goals in just 152 league appearances, a Premier League title and a Champions League winner’s medal, the Egyptian winger has established himself as one of Liverpool’s greatest players.
And Liverpool chiefs are working hard to make sure Salah stays with them for the long term, with his contractual situation causing the club to worry.
It is claimed that Salah, whose deal expires in 2023, is looking for a pay rise to take him to between £ 300,000 and £ 380,000 a week so that he can match the earnings of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne, who are the most students. paid players in the Premier League.
The stars of Manchester United and City pocket £ 380,000 a week respectively in their clubs.
Jamie Carragher understands that Liverpool do not have the same financial capabilities as their rivals Manchester, but urged them to resolve Salah’s contractual situation by making him a lucrative offer as he is one of the best players in the world.
“Liverpool cannot afford to let their contractual situation drag on, with the threat that they could lose him within the next two years,” Carragher said.
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“I know the situation Liverpool find themselves in. They don’t have Manchester City’s finances. But right now Salah is playing as well as anyone in the world.
“He is one of the greatest goalscorers this club have ever seen, and it is imperative that in his prime he still scores goals in the Liverpool red jersey.”
However, Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are more invested in acquiring young players rather than retaining experienced stars.
But they made an exception this summer by tying Jordan Henderson, 31, on a new four-year contract, which means he will stay at the club until he turns 35.
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Salah is approaching his 30s, but Carragher thinks his age shouldn’t be a problem.
He added: “He’s a guy who really takes care of him, and you can see that when he takes his top off when he scores a goal.
“This boy has a lot in him as he enters his thirties.”
The FSG are expected to come up with a plan to reward the searing Salah, who scored a sensational goal in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City at the weekend, and is said to have “hopes” to extend his contract.