Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has given an update on the ongoing situation at Liverpool with Egyptian winger Salah.
“Mo Salah situation has not changed, as of now. He doesn’t want to leave Liverpool this summer – but new contract talks are still complicated, up to the club for the next months. #LFC.
“Liverpool will have to improve their proposal or Salah could leave on a free next year.”
There is no doubt that supporters will be worried about the stalemate the powers at Anfield have found themselves at with one of the club’s best players in the team, and the thought of him leaving on a free next summer would be hard to take.
Salah has been part of one of the most successful teams Liverpool have ever built with the club winning the Champions League, Premier League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup since the Egypt captain joined in the summer of 2017.
The 30-year-old goal machine has scored 156 goals and contributed 63 assists in 254 appearances with a goal involvement every 94 minutes which is an impressive output that puts the right winger ninth in the top ten all-time Liverpool goal-scorers.
With that being said, it would clearly be no easy task to replace Salah if he was to leave the club next season, especially when it is reported that he prefers to remain in the Premier League and could end up joining a title competitor due to his unrivalled attacking output that has seen him win three golden boots in the league.
It is reported that Salah is looking for a contract with a salary worth £400k-per-week, which would make the star the highest-paid Liverpool player in their history and would put him ahead of his teammates by hundreds of thousands, as a result considering that the club and the player haven’t come to an agreement this doesn’t look like an option.
Ultimately, if Liverpool and Salah cannot come to an agreement in their contract negotiations the club run the risk of not only losing the player but receiving no compensation in terms of a transfer fee either so it could be a complete nightmare and FSG must prepare for the worst-case scenario ahead of the next summer.