Record-breaking deal would have been needed for Liverpool to keep the spotlight
Liverpool appeared to spend most of the summer tying players to contracts rather than signing new ones.
The only senior star to join the Reds this summer was Ibrahima Konate, for £ 36million.
But it was still a productive time for Michael Edwards and Jurgen Klopp as a flurry of big names extended their contracts at Liverpool.
At the far end of the window, captain Jordan Henderson joined Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson in pledging their future at the Anfield club during the offseason.
One or two big names are missing, in terms of players whose contracts urgently need to be settled, and the biggest is Mohamed Salah.
The Egypt international remains Liverpool’s most important player, but with his existing deal expiring in 2023, Edwards and Klopp need to sort it out.
Break the bank
Problem is, it won’t be cheap as The Mirror reports the 29-year-old is demanding £ 500,000 a week to sign a new contract.
The report adds that it would be the biggest contract in club history, but that Liverpool are not willing to break their salary structure to meet the wishes of the player.
How much money does Salah make in Liverpool?
According to Spotrac, the former Chelsea and Roma star earns around £ 200.00 per week.
The Merseysiders certainly made a tough deal, as Georginio Wijnaldum discovered over the summer after a free transfer.
If Liverpool say they won’t give in, they won’t and Salah either need to lower his demand or it’s time to start looking elsewhere.
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