Liverpool are reluctant to break their wage structure in order to accommodate Mo Salah, according to The Athletic‘s James Pearce.
Forget talk of wage structures, Mohamed Salah has to be treated as a special case. Liverpool need to ensure his contract situation doesn’t drag on and become an unwelcome distraction in the pursuit of glory. It needs sorting. #LFChttps://t.co/08AOxJ7T54
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 4, 2021
The Reds’ owners Fenway Sports Group don’t want a sizeable gap emerging between Salah and the rest of the squad in terms of salary, but fans on Twitter insist that the club must break the bank to keep the Egyptian international:
If fsg mess this up they have to go
— Dylan Murphy 🔴 (@LiverpoolFan_20) October 4, 2021
That man is in a league of his own. He is a class apart. Give him what he wants. He’s meant to be here.
— Abhishek Sreekumar (@tweetwithabhi) October 4, 2021
He deserves to be treated better than the rest of the squad as he is the man making the difference to LFC this season so far.
— addis tesfaye (@addiste89280425) October 4, 2021
I don’t think a single one of our players will mind Salah having a higher wage, they all know how unbelievably good he is
— Iver (@Iversev2) October 4, 2021
He’s a level above everyone else
— Jacob (@JCJFtbl) October 4, 2021
Rip it up. We wouldn’t even be a sniff of Europe if it weren’t for his form last year.
He’s more of a sure thing to Liverpool than the promise of Haaland and Mbappe
— AJ (@ajbigbro) October 4, 2021
Just get the deal done #LFC
— paul holland (@dudlypaul) October 4, 2021
We have never ever had someone like him. any other club would capitalise and give salah what he wants regardless cos he’s worth every bit and more. get these owners out ffs.
— YJ [ZORO SZN] (@YJAMJ1) October 4, 2021
After Salah’s quite remarkable goal in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City, it isn’t surprising that supporters are so keen to get the 29-year-old tied down to a new deal.
However, FSG have never been ones for making decisions on instinct and, while it appears that both sides are very keen to get the Egyptian’s contract sorted out, there could still be a long way to go in negotiations.
Salah does have 21 months remaining on his current deal so Liverpool do have time to find a compromise but many are hoping an agreement can be reached soon.