Mohamed Salah appears to be the chosen one at Liverpool with reports of a new contract. The Reds may make it a record-breaking one.
Liverpool announced on Tuesday that Fabinho has signed a new long-term contract with the club. That follows news from last week that Trent Alexander-Arnold has done the same.
And it appears more are on the horizon. Liverpool hope to secure several first-team stars to new deals, per the Liverpool Echo.
One of those set for a new contract is Mohamed Salah. That’s obviously fairly obvious but also noteworth.
The report claims Liverpool will make Salah the highest-paid player in the club’s history. Now, we imagine he already is that but a the Egyptian will get his wages bumped up another level.
And with that, the Reds appear to make him their chosen one.
Mohamed Salah set for new contract
We recently wrote about a difficult choice coming up for Liverpool. All three of their world-class strike force are now 29 and, as it happens, coming to the end of their contracts.
Realistically, Liverpool can only depend on one going forward. Replacing them is a nightmare, after all, and doing it gradually makes the most sense.
Replacing them means moving in a world-class player who knows the system inside out. You can likely find a superstar who fits seamlessly once – though, it’s very expensive.
Finding two or three to all come in quickly is extraordinarily expensive and unrealistic. The best way to guarantee success, then, is the gradually replace the forwards.
You bring in younger players who perhaps take over after a year as backup. We imagine that’s the plan with Diogo Jota. It’s cheaper and guarantees a level of consistency.
But we thought Salah would be one of those to leave. He almost certainly has the highest market value, after all.
That appears not to be the case. In fact, Liverpool will offer him a huge contract that suggests he’ll continue to be the star for years to come.
After all, they’re not going to give him record-breaking wages and then relegate him to the bench two or three years in.
Salah is the choice, then. He’s the one Liverpool will back over the next four or five years to be their superstar forward. It’s a risk, of course, but any decision would be.
It seems Liverpool are ready to go all-in on Salah, though.