Liverpool have offered their largest amount to Mohamed Salah in contract talks, per reports. The Reds are entering a tough situation.
This comes from the Mirror. They claim that Liverpool have hit their limit in contract talks with Mohamed Salah – and it likely won’t be enough.
Salah wants around £400k per week in his new deal, which would double the wage in his current contract. That contract expires in 2023, of course, and Liverpool are incredibly eager to agree on an extension.
But the Reds cannot go further than they already have without tearing up their wage structure. This is essentially the largest amount they can offer Salah without deliberately ignoring other wages at the club.
That’s far from easy. Once Liverpool open that door, other players will want to match Salah down the line and the Reds likely can’t afford that.
They’re now in a tough situation and Salah will inevitably be an example they set. Either they’re not willing to break the structure for anyone or they show everyone a willingness to do so.
Liverpool in Mohamed Salah talks
On the plus side, Liverpool are said to have no worries about Salah’s mentality next season. They believe he’ll work as hard as ever, even if his future with the club is uncertain.
And to be fair, you’d expect nothing less. Not only does the Egpytian work incredibly hard anyway, it makes little sense for him to down tools when he’s seeking a massive contract offer from somewhere. Liverpool really don’t need to worry about that one.
Instead, they can focus entirely on getting one more sensational year put of Salah before his potential exit. And then comes an even trickier task – trying to replace one of the greatest forwards in Liverpool’s history.
Unless, of course, either Liverpool or Salah decide to compromise in these talks.