Liverpool are making progress in their attempts to tie talismanic forward Mohamed Salah down to a new contract.
Although the Reds had a quiet summer transfer window in terms of incomings, the club’s hierarchy managed to tie down a number of key first-team players to new long-term contracts.
The likes of Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Alisson Becker, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold put pen to paper on fresh terms, keeping them with the rest of Jurgen Klopp’s charges for many years to come.
And it was revealed by The Athletic several weeks ago that Salah had followed suit and entered negotiations over a new deal following his incredible exploits since joining the Anfield outfit back in 2017.
An update has now been provided by The Liverpool ECHO’s chief football writer Ian Doyle, though, who states that while talks are ongoing, the amount the 28-year-old is asking for is not in the region of the £500,000-a-week that was being suggested in other recent reports.
recently provided an update on the discussions, saying: “We’re all adults, we’re all professionals, there are talks, and when there is a decision we will tell you. Until then, it is only important how the parties work together on these things.”
Since returning to English shores four years ago, Salah’s incredible consistency has seen him score a quite outrageous 127 goals in 206 appearances for the Anfield outfit.
The Egyptian ace has also racked up 49 assists for Liverpool, showcasing his ability to be both the provider and finisher, and he h helped to as fire Klopp’s men to a Premier League title and a Champions League crown during his time at the club.
Therefore, the club’s supporters will surely be buzzing to learn this latest revelation. Although Salah is yet to commit his future to the Merseysiders, the fact that negotiations are ongoing and are reportedly positive will be a big relief, as will the dismissal of the rumours about the Egyptian wanting £500,000-a-week.
Despite Liverpool’s struggles last season, the former AS Roma ace continued to shine, firing Klopp’s stuttering men to a respectable third-place finish, something which looked impossible for several months of the campaign.