According to Goal, Liverpool are set to offer Mohamed Salah a new-and-improved contract in an attempt to fend off competition from the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Salah, 28, has been the subject of heavy media attention in recent days following a sit-down interview with Spanish publication AS.
The Egyptian international doesn’t give many interviews, so when he does, there is a lot of noise that usually follows after.
Salah’s current contract at Anfield – worth in the region of £200,000-a-week according to Spotrac – expires in 2023, and Goal have claimed that Liverpool are ‘certain’ to offer an improved one.
The former Roma star’s next deal will be the biggest of his career, and Salah equally understands his own value to Liverpool. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and even Paris Saint Germain would snap him up in a heartbeat.
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However, despite the untimely interview questioning Salah’s future, Goal claim that Salah remains content and committed to the cause at Liverpool.
Despite just three short seasons at the Anfield helm, he is already considered one of the club’s great legendary figures.
Salah has clocked up 173 appearances for Liverpool – scoring 110 goals. He has won the Premier League, Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup.
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With league title No.20 and European Cup No.7 still very-much up for grabs, a player of Salah’s quality and drive will be focussed on the task at hand. If there were doubts about Salah’s future, it hasn’t shown in his performances.
This season, he has raked in an eye-watering 16 goals and four assists in just 21 appearances. He is the Premier League’s top-scorer with 13 goals, and has scored five times in Liverpool’s previous four league outings.
Salah’s numbers are borderline ridiculous and Liverpool cannot afford to let such quality slip through their fingers without a fight.
If he does eventually choose to part ways with Liverpool, he will have earned that right. Nobody would stand in his way.
Luckily for Liverpool, Barcelona and Madrid’s recent fall from grace currently works in the club’s favour. Both teams, player for player, are significantly weaker than the Reds and Salah will be aware of that.
The Spanish giants are in the midst of significant club rebuilds and it would be a huge gamble for Salah to sacrifice what he has at Liverpool and jump ship.
At 28, he is in his prime and is playing for the world champions and under the reigning FIFA Coach of the Year. Salah could do no better than Liverpool and hopefully, a new-and-improved deal will swiftly silence the doubters.
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