Football insider Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on the latest edition of his Here We Go podcast to discuss all things transfer-related.
One of the players to be discussed was Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who has made an excellent start to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign with six goals and three assists in seven league games (via Transfermarkt).
Should Liverpool pay Salah what he wants?
“Liverpool are not offering the same contracts as many other top European clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, for example, are offering €35m per season to Neymar.
“So it’s not easy for Liverpool to find the right solution with this kind of player, but they are on it, they are working on it. They know that Mo Salah loves the club, because Mo Salah is in love with [the] Liverpool city, football club, dressing room, manager, with Jurgen Klopp, so he loves Liverpool life, but they have still no agreement.
“They are negotiating. They are talking [for] three months and it’s not done yet. Let’s see what is going to happen. But for Liverpool, it’s a priority. They feel that extending Mo Salah’s contract is like signing a new player.”
TIF Thoughts on a potential new deal…
We think it is absolutely essential for Liverpool to secure Salah down to a new deal that will secure his foreseeable future, even if it does make him the highest-paid player in the league.
Since arriving at Anfield, the winger has shown consistency in front of goal at the highest level, and even as he closes in on the age of 30, he is showing no signs of slowing down (via Transfermarkt).
If Liverpool were to fall short of Salah’s salary expectations, they would then have a player who we think they would have to sell in an upcoming transfer window given the value of a player of his quality and the lack of time left on his deal.
Considering how much it could cost to replace a player of Salah’s quality, we think it would save the Reds a huge headache by paying the Egyptian what he demands.