Mohamed Salah ‘wants to stay at Liverpool,’ but a new deal is still to be agreed upon in what may be difficult discussions for the club.
In Liverpool’s 3-0 triumph over Norwich on Saturday night, the Egyptian forward scored his first goal of the season.
As a result, Salah’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, tweeted cryptically, ‘I hope they’re watching,’ amid reports that the pace of Salah’s new contract negotiations is causing dissatisfaction.
The 29-year-old forward’s current contract expires in 2023, and the Reds are in the process of preparing the contracts of key players.
Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson, and Fabinho have all agreed to new contracts, with captain Jordan Henderson following suit.
According to the Times, Liverpool wants Salah to extend his contract, and the player appears to want to stay. However, no settlement has yet been reached.
Liverpool is said to be unconcerned with the situation, with Salah’s professionalism exceptional.
However, determining the appropriate wage to represent Salah’s value within Liverpool’s wage structure could be difficult.
He is said to be earning £200,000 every week, with bonuses greatly increasing his pay.
Liverpool’s salary cost increased by £15 million to £326 million in the financial year up to May 2020, and wages have increased by £117 million, or 56%, in the last three years, according to the club’s accounts.