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'Pretty certain': Journalist confident Liverpool will strike Mohamed Salah deal

Liverpool will likely strike a deal with Mohamed Salah, according to one journalist. The Egyptian’s contract is the big decision facing the Reds.

What should Liverpool do with Mohamed Salah? That’s the big question, though admittedly, we don’t think it is a big question. But the 29-year-old has under two years left on his contract, meaning the club must make a decision.

For us, it’s simple. Salah is arguably the best player on the planet right now – surely, you tie him down?

Especially as reports suggest that Salah actively wants to stay with Liverpool. The Independent says as much, claiming that the Egyptian just wants payment parity with the Premier League’s top players.

But per the Mirror, FSG and Liverpool’s decision-makers see a risk involved. Hand that money to a 29-year-old and you could end up paying way over the odds for a declining player.

Now for us, there’s more risk in letting Salah leave. But that doesn’t mean Liverpool see it that way – if they’re chasing risk-free deals and long-term investments, Salah won’t get his money and the Reds won’t keep their star.

Essentially, Liverpool need to decide what kind of club they want to be. An elite one that challenges for the top trophies undoubtedly agrees a new deal with Salah.

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It’s encouraging, then, that journalist Neil Jones believes that will be the case.

Liverpool to strike Mohamed Salah deal?

“What is clear and has been clear for ages, he’s going to be the highest-paid player in Liverpool’s history by some distance,” Goal’s Jones told Redmen TV.

“He’s going to be the highest paid player at Liverpool currently by some distance. I think it’s just a case of finding the figure that satisfies everything.

“I won’t veer from my opinion, Liverpool will get this contact done at some point, I’m pretty certain of that, it’s just a case of what the figure is and how it’s sort of constructed.”

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Now we’ll stress that this is just Jones’s opinion but he has a decent track record on Liverpool’s decision making. And from what he gathers, this contract will likely happen.

It’s still crazy that this is ‘good news’ – it should just be a formality – but we have to treat this as it is. This is Liverpool deciding they’d rather keep the ageing star and chase trophies, rather than put money into a ‘safer’ deal.

There really is no guarantee that FSG and co. will lean that way, so Jones’s thoughts do put us at rest a little. We’re just going to pray that he’s right.

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