Mo Salah seeks to become highest-paid footballer in Liverpool history: Report

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Sep 2021

Should Salah be granted the new deal he aspires, he will eclipse Virgil van Dijk's new £220,000-a-week contract

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah. AP

Mohamed Salah has asked for a £500,000-a-week deal as he seeks to become the highest-paid footballer in Liverpool's history, the Daily Mirror reported on Saturday.

Should Salah be granted the deal he aspires, he will eclipse Virgil van Dijk's new £220,000-a-week contract, according to the paper.

Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp has recently confirmed the club were in talks with Salah to extend his deal, which runs out in less than two years.

"Mo is obviously in a really, really good moment football-wise, mood-wise. How he behaves from the first day he came back has been absolutely great," Klopp said.

"So we're all adults, we're all professionals. There are talks and there are more talks and when there is a final decision, we will tell you. Until then, it is only important how the parties work together in these things."

Salah has been one of Liverpool's standout performers since joining from AS Roma in the summer of 2017.

He finished as the Premier League's top scorer in 2018 and 2019 and led Liverpool to several titles, including a long-awaited league crown and the lucrative Champions League trophy.

The 29-year-old made a fine start to the new season, netting two goals in the opening three Premier League games.

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