Gabriel Agbonlahor has hailed Mo Salah as the 'next Messi'
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Gabriel Agbonlahor has hailed Mo Salah as the 'next Messi'

Liverpool spent the summer tying players down to long-term contracts. The Reds have secured the futures of most of the title winning side. One of the side’s most important players is yet to pen a new deal. Gabriel Agbonlahor has hailed Mo Salah as the ‘next Messi’, saying the Reds could give him a five-year contract.

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Liverpool contract spree

Whilst the Reds didn’t do much incoming business – just the one player was signed – the club did work hard to tie down key players to new deals.

The Holy Goalie will be here for the foreseeable having agreed a deal until 2027.

Meanwhile, Andy Robertson and Fabinho have signed on until 2026.

Virgil van Dijk, Nat Phillips, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold all penned extensions running to 2025.

Gabby Agbonlahor on Mo Salah

Now fans are waiting to see what will happen about the Egyptian King.

We need to tie him down to fresh terms and we need to do it fast.

However, with him being 30-years-old this season the question is: how long should his contract be?

Gabby Agbonlahor has had his say on the Mo Salah contract situation, telling Football Insider:

“For Mo Salah, a four-year deal is perfect.

“To be fair, even if you gave him a five-year deal, Mo Salah looks like he could be playing until he’s 34, 35, 36. The next Messi and Ronaldo.

“Even if he did slow down a bit, he’s still going to be a top player…they should get that sorted. He scores every game and is a quality, quality player.”

What RTK has to say

Liverpool tying Mo Salah down to a long-term deal is imperative.

We saw at the weekend just how physically fit he is, he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

The Reds not getting him to put pen to paper runs the risk of us losing a generational talent for pennies.

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