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Mohamed Salah contract offer puts end date on world-class Liverpool XI

Liverpool have made a contract offer for Mohamed Salah, according to reports. It’s one that puts an end date on their world-class XI.

The Athletic reports that Liverpool have a contract offer on the table for Mohamed Salah. It’s one that would see the Egyptian become the highest-paid player in the club’s history.

But there’s another notable aspect of the offer – it’s a two-year extension that would keep Salah at the club until 2025.

And with that, we see where Liverpool see this current side going.

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Salah will be 32 when the 2024/25 season ends. Now, we think he’ll still be a fine player at that age and can probably go for a few years more.

But this shows us when Liverpool are prepared to move on from Salah. They’ll have new plans in mind for 2025/26 and beyond.

Perhaps he’s involved in them as a first-team star but that’s the point where Liverpool will reassess things. And not just for Salah, either.

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Because by giving Salah such a high wage until then, Liverpool are essentially saying that he’s their main-main. Certainly going forward, at least.

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The attack relies on Salah’s output and once he’s gone, Liverpool will have to restructure their team. They can’t play the exact same way without him there.

So we know that this current side could look radically different post-2025. In fact, it almost certainly will.

Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all first-team players who are older than Salah. If the Reds don’t want to rely on Salah post-2025, you can bet they’re thinking the same with the others, too.

So that makes the summer of 2025 the latest point that Liverpool will want major changes. It’s hard to see this wonderfully successful team sticking together beyond that.

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