Mohamed Salah Demands More Than Double His Current Wage To Continue at Liverpool

Published 09/05/2021, 2:27 PM EDT
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Liverpool has been known to spend wisely on transfers and has particularly kept its distance from ‘big money’ moves, unlike other of its premier league rivals. A key system in this financial setup of the Merseyside club is its meticulous wage structure, which has kept the reds competitive with a complete squad through the years. 

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Unfortunately, like most big clubs, a star player is looking at a bigger future and that would be none other than Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s 29-year-old Winger who has proved to be its biggest goal threat. According to The Mirror, the Egyptian is seeking a £500,000 a week wage plan which will have to see the club break the bank to come on terms with a new contract.

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Salah has a contract worth £200,000 a week that runs up to 2023, after which he will be a free agent should no terms be met with Liverpool. He is justified in this high figure as the wage demands of players from competitor clubs are far higher than what Salah currently earns. 

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Moreover, as a player that consistently racks up big figures, he is in the perfect position to demand this wage which will put him amongst the highest-paid players in the league. The contract, however, would disrupt the Scousers’ well-planned wage structure. 

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Liverpool has managed to extend the contracts of most key players

Liverpool have had a busy summer in terms of contract negotiations. The only singing made was of the defender Ibrahima Konate from German club RB Leipzig for £36 million. The club has earned a total of £52.3 million from sales through transfers and additional figures through loans. 

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The scousers have successfully managed to tie down key players Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, and Harvey Elliott new contracts this summer. Jordan Henderson’s contract was also successfully extended after a smokescreen of talks, but the biggest challenge seems to have presented itself.

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At 29 years of age, Liverpool will have a decision to make over the future of its star goal converter. There will undoubtedly be interest from other clubs, particularly Real Madrid, who aims at bringing back the glorious ‘Galactico’ era.

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£500,000 a week may be outlandish demands, but if these are the terms laid down, the Reds will have to reach a decision by the end of this season or the next given the fixed attack that rests on the shoulders of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, along with Roberto Firmino/ Diogo Jota. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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