Mohamed Salah’s long-term future at Liverpool remains unclear, with the Egyptian into the final two years of his current contract and transfer speculation continuing
Liverpool have been urged to do all in their power to keep hold of Mohamed Salah amid speculation about his future.
The Reds have been concentrating on securing their key players on new deals recently, but Salah – and fellow attackers Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino – still remain on contracts until June 2023.
Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Andy Robertson all renewed their terms over August and the club are now keen to resolve Salah’s future.
The Mirror understands that Liverpool have opened talks with Salah’s representatives but they are progressing, with the forward demanding £500,000 per week.
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Salah on around £200,000 per week at the moment and Liverpool are unwilling to break their wage structure for the 29-year-old.
The Egyptian has started the season in top form, with four goals and two assists in five matches, and former Brazil midfielder Kleberson thinks Liverpool simply cannot afford to lose him.
“Mohammed Salah has built something very strong at Liverpool,” he told Paddy Power.
“During his time at Liverpool, he’s built a good name for himself with the fans, team and the club.
“That’s the decision for him, to extend his contract and ask for more money. He is an idol for the young players and for fans.
“A club like Liverpool can do a lot of good things for him if he decides to stay. Liverpool will find it hard to find a player like Salah.
“Liverpool will need to look at younger players, but this will need time. As will signing new players, because they won’t know the style of the team and Salah is already there, so it makes sense to keep him.
“It would be a bad idea from Liverpool to let Salah leave.”
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Jurgen Klopp addressed Salah’s future in his press conference ahead of the Reds’ 3-2 win over AC Milan on Wednesday.
He believes Salah has the fitness, motivation and luck to play well into his 30s.
“I’ve never spoken to Mo about how long he wants to play, but he has all the things you need to do that,” he said.
“I am pretty sure a couple of players finished their careers because they couldn’t be that motivated, they say ‘I want this or I want that but I am not the same as I was a few years ago’. That is why people finish their careers.
“I can’t see that with Mo, I am pretty sure Mo wants to squeeze each day out of his career as well, yes.”
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