Mohamed Salah’s contract runs until June 30, 2023, and Liverpool are seeking an extension. The Egyptian confessed that he would like to stay, but expects a considerable financial effort from the English club.
The 29-year-old attacker is one of the best players in the entire Premier League, but at the same time it is in vain to look for his name among the list of the highest paid people in the competition.
With a salary of £ 200,000 a week, Anthony Martial, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jack Grealish are ahead of him. No wonder that 73 times the Egyptian international expects a raise.
As ESPN reported at the end of December last year, Mohamed Salah would like to climb to the top of the salary bracket and thereby jump over Cristiano Ronaldo with his 480,000 weekly wage.
“The Reds” are not eager to meet the demands of the nominal right winger, so the player took advantage of the opportunity to speak for the magazine “GQ”. He said outright that he would love to stay at Anfield, but expect an increase in salary.
– I want to stay, but it’s not in my hands. Liverpool knows what I want. I am not asking for crazy things – he pointed out.
“The problem is, when you ask for something, they show they can give it to you because they appreciate what you did for the club.” I’ve been here for the fifth year. I know this club very well. I love the fans, they love me. But the authorities have been informed of my situation and the move is theirs, he added.
Salah, who is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations 2021, is an absolutely pivotal figure for Liverpool. This season, he has played 26 games, scored 23 goals and sent his last 9 passes.
As the mentioned magazine points out, if the talks do not end with a happy ending, it will be difficult to find a new club for the Egyptian. The only options at the moment are Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.