Liverpool have received a potentially significant boost in their attempts to keep Jurgen Klopp’s first team squad together over the next couple of years.
The Reds’ hierarchy have successfully tied down influential stars such as Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Alisson Becker to new deals this summer, with club captain Jordan Henderson expected to follow suit.
Liverpool chiefs are now reportedly ‘hopeful’ that talismanic forward Mohamed Salah will follow in his team-mates’ footsteps, according to a report by the Sunday World.
Salah has often flirted with the possibility of moving to either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the past, and with his current contract expiring in the summer of 2023, the Anfield outfit are hoping to put an end to any speculation over his future.
The Eygpt international gave a very timely reminder of his incredible talent over the weekend, scoring once and providing two assists as Liverpool saw off newly-promoted Norwich City 3-0 at Carrow Road.
In truth, it’s unlikely that anybody needed their memory jogging of just how devastating Salah can be.
He has notched up an outrageous tally of 126 goals and 49 assists in 204 appearances for the Anfield club since arriving from Roma back in 2017, winning the Premier League title and Champions League crown along the way.
Salah was one of the very few bright sparks for Klopp’s charges last term. With injuries to several key performers and a drop-off in form for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, the former Chelsea ace dragged his team into third place.
For many months of the season, it seemed impossible for Liverpool to qualify for the Champions League once again, but Salah continued to find the back of the net with regularity, scoring 22 league goals and 31 in all competitions.
With Mane and Firmino potentially suffering from a permanent diminishing of their powers, the importance of the Reds’ number 11 has arguably never been greater.
Therefore, Liverpool supporters will be absolutely buzzing to learn that the club’s hierarchy are confident that he’ll commit his future to the Merseyside outfit.