Liverpool are in ‘no immediate rush’ to tie Mohamed Salah down to a new deal, despite the forward entering the final two seasons of his contract.
Discussions have been held with Salah’s representatives as the Reds look to secure the futures of their leading players, though there has yet been significant progress on an improved contract for the Egyptian international.
The 29-year-old’s agent, Ramy Abbas, cryptically tweeted ‘I hope they are watching’ following the forward’s goal against Norwich last weekend, as Salah became the first player in Premier League history to score on five consecutive opening weekends.
Liverpool have spent the summer working on new contracts for a number of key players, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Fabinho amongst those to have put pen to paper on extensions.
Jordan Henderson is also expected to sign a new deal, though the Telegraph are reporting that the Reds have been in ‘no immediate rush’ to secure Salah to a new deal, despite his excellence on the pitch.
Salah has scored has scored 96 goals in just 146 league appearances since signing for Liverpool in 2017, winning two Golden Boot accolades and both the Premier League and Champions League.
However, the financial situation at several leading clubs across Europe has lessened the pressure on Liverpool to secure a new contract immediately, with perhaps only PSG and Manchester City capable of prising Salah from Merseyside.
Salah’s current salary is believed to be around £10.4m per season sits him amongst the highest earners at Liverpool, but someway adrift of the Premier League’s leading players, with Kevin de Bruyne’s said to be earning £20.8m at Man City after signing a new deal last season.
Liverpool have continued to insist that the club must operate within their means, though talks are expected to continue in the coming months with Salah remaining an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans at Anfield