In the case of Mohamed Salah, there has apparently been a spectacular reversal: After it recently seemed as if the Egyptians and Liverpool FC had clearly distanced themselves from each other, according to the Daily Mail there are now many indications of a contract extension.
As the English newspaper reports, Salah is now ready to accept his employer’s generous offer. Salah is moving away from the required annual salary of around 30 million euros and should now “only” ask for 25 million. In return, the Reds should now offer him a contract for four and not just three years.
Salah’s current contract runs until 2023, with four more years the 29-year-old would probably end his career in Liverpool. In the past few months, he had been associated with a move to FC Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain, among other things.
Former Liverpool striker El Hadji Diouf had even suspected that the lack of financial appreciation is due to Salah’s home continent. “Salah has to realize that he’s African. So they won’t treat him like a European and they won’t give him the best contract like the others,” he conceded beIN Sports. Coach Jürgen Klopp explained that the club had “done everything” “that they can do. It’s Mo’s decision now. From my point of view everything is fine at the moment.”
With the national team, Salah recently suffered bitter setbacks with the two defeats on penalties against Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final and the World Cup play-offs. It looks better at club level. Thanks to a strong series, the Reds have moved up to one point in the league behind leaders Manchester City. In the quarter-finals of the Champions League on April 5th, Benfica Lisbon.