Liverpool had a quiet summer in the transfer market. Kopites were left disappointed by the lack of movement. Only one player was signed but a number of key stars penned contract extensions. There’s one more player to tie down to a new deal. The Liverpool ECHO has refuted claims that Mo Salah has asked for £500k-a-week.
Key players get new deals
This summer Liverpool signed Ibrahima Konate the day the transfer window opened.
After that we saw a number of players depart on loan and on permanent deals but there we saw no further additions.
Instead the club worked to tie down key players to long term contracts.
Alisson Becker committed to the longest deal, signing on until 2027.
Meanwhile, Fabinho and Andy Robertson penned extensions until 2026.
In addition Virgil van Dijk, Nat Phillips, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson all signed until 2025.
Mo Salah contract demands
Over the weekend there was a stir caused about the Egyptian King’s extension.
The Mirror claimed that the winger had demanded £500k-a-week to sign a deal with the Reds.
Kopites were stunned by the report. Although many refused to believe the demands, plenty planted themselves in either camp sell him now or fort give him what he wants.
The Liverpool ECHO has now refuted the report, stating that the Egyptian isn’t asking for the half a mil paypacket as claimed.
The outlet went on to say that Liverpool are pressing on with talks with Mo Salah about a new contract.
What RTK has to say
This comes as a big relief, although we weren’t convinced of the outlandish claims in the first place.
Had he been asking for £500k-a-week then Liverpool may have been forced to sell the winger we signed from Roma for a reported £34m.
Instead we can now just wait for a breakthrough in talks, we can’t lose him. At least not now.
If we sold him next summer we wouldn’t get anywhere near what he’s worth due to his contract situation. A new deal is vital no matter what the plan is for the future.