Mohamed Salah still believes his peak is on the way, according to reports. The Liverpool forward hopes Liverpool see it that way, too.
This comes from the Athletic. They claim that Mohamed Salah holds a belief that he’s still to come into his peak.
That’s important for Salah, too, as he’s after a new Liverpool contract. The Egyptian wants the club to see things his way and that a long-term contract isn’t the risk it usually would be for a 29-year-old.
That would be Liverpool’s worry in any negotiations, after all. That Salah would sign on for five years but enter a decline over the next two, leaving them with a very expensive player who can’t offer value for money.
Salah, though, thinks Liverpool will actually get a better player than they have now by tying him down. With two years left on his deal, the Reds need to figure out if he’s right.
Salah doesn’t believe he’s hit his peak
Well, of course he thinks that. It’s a pretty big claim, though, from a record-breaking player with over 100 Premier League goals to his name.
And yet, we think he’s right. Salah may have bagged 32 goals in a league season a few years ago but he does appear to be playing his best football right now.
He’s not quite as selfish as he once was, frequently taking up positions for the team, rather than himself. Yet at the same time, Salah has scored eight times already this season, with another two assists.
We’re not sure he’s managed to do both before. Salah looks like the ultimate team player while delivering some of the best individual performances in Europe. It’s incredible.
He takes such good care of himself, too, that we believe Salah can still maintain a physical peak well into his 30s. Couple that with being a more experienced, intelligent player and you can see how he may be yet to peak.
Just look at what he was doing last year, for instance. Salah scored 31 goals in a completely broken Liverpool side, helping them cling onto a Champions League place.
Now he looks even better this year. We think Salah might be right – that five-year contract wouldn’t be the risk it seems.