Liverpool are hoping to secure new deals for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the near future, according to reports.
And according to The Athletic, Salah is the next priority, with Mane to follow suit.
Liverpool can seemingly only tie down two of Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino. They appear to have settled on the two African stars.
The report states that Liverpool will do everything in their power to tie Salah down. If he does not extend, he could be sold next summer.
Each of the front three’s current contracts expire in 2023, so they have two years left.
Any extensions will likely take Salah and Mane into their mid-thirties at Anfield.
Deals for Salah and Mane of differing importance – RTK View
We here at RTK have absolutely no qualms about tying Salah down to a new deal.
While he is 29, we reckon that he will be playing to a high level for years to come. He is in superb physical condition and doesn’t actually rely on his pace all that much.
We saw last season that no matter what is going on around him, he will still score goals.
A new deal for Mane would be less important for us. He had a major dip in form last season.
If he was a few years younger, we would not be at all worried. But the fact that he is nearing 30 means that it is possible that he will not recover his best form.
Of course, if he shows next season that he is still world-class, then yes, sign him up.
But we do believe that he has to prove this first.
If not, then selling him next summer and signing a younger replacement would probably be the sensible move.