05/04/2022; 3:54 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Could it be that Liverpool are preparing for life after Mohammed Salah? The club has brought in forwards to fill in the blank spaces. Diogo Jota arrived on the scene, and this winter Luis Diaz joined from Porto.
As Liverpool continues their challenge for the Premier League and trophies on all fronts, they could do with some calm in the squad. Talks of Mo Salah and his contract situation have been distracting, and some good news could be the boost the Anfield side needs.
Liverpool visit Manchester City this weekend in what could be the title decider. They make the trip on the back of some good news concerning their talisman Mo Salah. Reports have it that Liverpool has made a breakthrough in their efforts to tie the Egyptian forward to a new contract.
Liverpool have struggled to get Mo Salah to commit his future to the club. Recent reports suggest there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.
The former Roma forward is yet to pen a contract extension with the club amid debates over his future at Liverpool. Salah’s current contract expires in 2023, and Liverpool have pulled out all the stops to get him to sign a new deal.
The snag was that the Egyptian forward wanted a salary that puts him on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Kevin De Bruyne. The demands would break Liverpool’s salary structure, but Jurgen Klopp is a happy man as Salah seems to have dropped those demands, and negotiations are on over a contract extension.
According to The Mirror, the two parties are close to agreeing on a new deal. It emerged on Sunday that Salah is on the verge of agreeing to a three-year contract extension. The news of an impending deal by both parties should have a calming effect on the fans. They have been angling for the Egyptian to continue at Liverpool.
Despite not scoring in his last two games for Liverpool, Salah has been in sensational form this season. The Egyptian forward, who failed to lead Egypt to an Africa Cup of Nations triumph, has scored 28 goals and ten assists from 37 appearances this season.
The contract is yet to be signed, but Klopp is excited that both parties are keen to make it work. According to a statement made to BBC, Klopp acknowledged the discussions and is satisfied with the progress made.
The forward has been the subject of interest from Barcelona. The Catalan giants have Salah as one of their options for the summer. The list includes Salah, Haaland and Lewandowski, but it seems the demands by Salah have put a deal beyond Los Blaugrana.
According to reports from Spanish media, Barcelona have cooled their interest in Salah and are looking elsewhere.
According to the report, Salah was inflexible in his salary demands and the likelihood of Liverpool demanding a sizable transfer fee has put Barcelona off. The Catalan giants are still struggling financially and are in no position to make a bid for Salah.
Liverpool will take on Benfica in the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday, and you can back Salah on your preferred bookmaker to get a goal in that match.