Liverpool are reportedly continuing their talks with representatives of Mohamed Salah over a new long-term contract for the Egyptian forward.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Anfield club have made it a priority to reward Salah’s outstanding impact for the club with an improved deal. The former Chelsea man is currently in the final two years of his existing contract.
Liverpool Still in Talks With Mohamed Salah Representatives Over New Contract
Club Are Keen to Reward Senior Players With New Deals
Across recent weeks and months, Liverpool have been sure to agree new contracts with a number of first-team players who played vital roles in the club’s recent Champions League and Premier League triumphs.
On transfer deadline day, club captain Jordan Henderson put pen to paper on his new Anfield deal. Prior to that, the likes of Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho were all rewarded with new contracts over the summer.
Liverpool’s willingness to do the same for Salah has clearly not been lost on the player’s agent. After the Egyptian scored against Norwich City on the opening weekend of the league season, Ramy Abbas Issa tweeted the words “I hope they’re watching”, in a thinly-veiled message to the club.
Salah’s Extraordinary Anfield Career
The impact Salah has made since joining Liverpool from Serie A side AS Roma in July 2017 can hardly be understated. In 206 games for the club, the forward has scored 127 goals and has laid on 49 assists for his teammates.
Salah’s role in Klopp’s Liverpool team has also highlighted the ever-changing nature of football at the highest level. Whereas teams used to play with a recognised centre-forward or a two-man strike partnership in recent years, the Egyptian has proved a potent goalscorer while operating primarily to the right of a fluid front three, with several teams across Europe following this trend.
Salah has continued to hit the ground running at Anfield this season, scoring twice and assisting twice in Liverpool’s opening three league games.
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