It has been yet another red-hot start to the season for Salah, who has already netted five times in the Premier League, and alongside Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota, Liverpool are flying high at the top of the table despite a disappointing 3-3 draw with newly promoted Brentford last weekend.
Does Salah deserve a new contract?
Salah has been constantly performing for Liverpool ever since he joined from Roma back in 2017, having scored at least 23 goals in every season, but despite his consistent form, there are no discussions to hand him a new deal, according to Hughes, with his current contract set to expire in 2023.
Hughes has been speaking about the future of Salah and how he deserves a new deal.
“As I understand, there isn’t any negotiation going on at the moment. I think there should be, I think he’s Liverpool’s best attacking player, I think he could play for a very long time. We’ve spoken about this before in terms of the way he looks after himself, he doesn’t seem to be slowing up in any way – in fact, I think he’s getting better.
“We’re not judging his goals against the amazing first season when he scored what was it 44, 45 goals in a season? I think his all-round play is better, I think he’s a very important player.”
TIF Thoughts on Salah…
Considering how important and great Salah has been for Liverpool, it would be madness for the Reds to willingly let him leave either next summer or the year after as a free agent, instead of at least trying to convince him to remain at Anfield.
The Egyptian winger has spoken of his admiration towards both Real Madrid and Barcelona in recent times, but given Barcelona’s financial situation and that Los Blancos seem very likely to move for Kylian Mbappe next year, those destinations don’t appear likely.
Salah is regarded by some as one of the best players the Premier League has ever seen and after he scored his 100th league goal for the club against Brentford, any debate will surely have now been put to bed. So given he’s now 29 years old, he may want to see out his twilight years with Liverpool, where he has enjoyed so much success.