The beginning of the current season brought new phenomenal games of Mohamed Salah, who has already confirmed that he will be the main man of Liverpool in this competitive year as well. The Egyptian decorated the very good start of the season with an extraordinary game against Manchester City (2: 2), in which he directed the lead of the Reds twice, first with an assist for Mane, and then with a goal.
The scorer of nine goals with three assists thus came into the focus of the England public again, and the issue of renewing his contract became one of the most important topics at Anfield. Having in mind that Salah is the main player of the current team of Jurgen Klopp and that his contract expires in the summer of 2023, negotiations on extending cooperation are getting closer, and as the Mirror reports, the striker's request is a raise that would make him Liverpool's highest-paid player.
The next step in the negotiations that are currently at a standstill should be the offer of the leadership, that is, the decision on whether they are ready to fulfill the demands of the Egyptians. According to the Independent, the player's request is a salary between 300,000 and 380,000 pounds (ie from 352,000 to 447,000 euros) per week in order to extend the contract until 2025.
Second highest-paid player
A potential deal would bring a significant raise to the Egyptian, who is currently the second-highest-paid player among the Reds with £ 200,000 a week, alongside Thiago Alcantara, and behind Van Dijk who receives £ 220,000 a week.
According to England press, the club's management is considering this position consciously that the wrong step could bring dissatisfaction into the locker room. In case he gets a minimum of 300,000 pounds a week (over 20,000,000 euros a year), Salah would enter the company of the highest-paid players in the Premier League at the moment, on a par with Jack Grealish and Rahim Sterling, while Romelu Lukaku, Rafael Varane, Jadon Sancho would remain in front of them.
David de Gea and Kevin De Bruyne, all significantly behind Cristiano Ronaldo, who is unofficially claimed to earn half a million pounds a week. The scorer of nine goals with three assists thus came into the focus of the England public again, and the issue of renewing his contract became one of the most important topics at Anfield.
Since arriving from Roma in 2017, Salah has scored 134 goals and 50 assists in 212 games, thus becoming the leader of the current generation of the Reds. Recall, Liverpool did a significant job this summer by extending the contracts with Jordan Henderson, Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho and Trent Alexander Arnold.