Date: 22nd December 2020 at 1:40pm
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Hughes has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s The Ornstein & Chapman podcast about the situation around Mohamed Salah at Liverpool.

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First up in this Mo Salah quiz, what is his current squad number for Liverpool?

The Athletic reporter was invited onto the podcast after Salah was interviewed by AS and revealed some potential issues at Liverpool.

This led Hughes to discuss this situation in great detail, and revealed that because of the current global pandemic, the Reds have taken a hit to their finances, which could stop them from handing Salah a new deal.

He said: “One of the big problems is that Liverpool’s revenues through the pandemic [have] diminished considerably.

“So they are not really in a position with two and a half years left on a contract, to say, ‘well, here you go.’

“He’s one of the best-paid players at the club, if not the best-paid player anyway, to go and extend his contract further at this moment in time; the timing is very interesting.”

Do you think Liverpool will give Salah a new deal?

No, we can't afford it

No, we can't afford it

Yes, we could do it

Yes, we could do it

TIF Thoughts on this Salah situation and his contract…

The Egyptian’s current deal expires at Anfield in June 2023, so there is plenty of time left and considering he is valued at a whopping £108m by Transfermarkt, then you would think the Reds could make a huge profit if they decided to sell Salah, who they signed for £37.8m from Roma.

The 28-year-old’s interview with AS was interesting as they are heavily focused on Real Madrid, and he has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past.

Couple this with what Hughes says, then it doesn’t look like Salah will be getting a new contract at Liverpool anytime soon, so could he be looking for a move away?

It remains to be seen what happens with Salah, but we do find this interview interesting, and we will be watching his situation very closely next summer.