Fans divided over Mo Salah’s reported Liverpool contract demands
Salah speaks on Liverpool future
The headline news in the footballing world on Friday surrounded Liverpool and Egypt star, Mohamed Salah.
Salah’s contract at Liverpool has been speculated on for several months now. Liverpool have tied a number of their biggest players to fresh deals over the last year or so, including Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Nat Phillips. But Salah’s current deal still only runs until 2023.
Then, on Friday, Salah would finally speak out on his Liverpool future, stating:
“If you ask me, I would love to stay until the last day of my football career, but I can’t say much about that – it’s not in my hands.’
“It depends on what the club want, not on me. At the moment I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad. It’s hard, I don’t want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad.”
Quotes via journalist Kevin Palmer
Fans split over Salah contract demands
From Salah’s quotes above, he appears to be suggesting that it is not up to him if he stays, especially the line about it not being in his hands.
However, though he expresses his love for Liverpool, Salah appears to be simply waiting for his rather large contract demands to be met.
Those demands are reported to be £400,000-per-week:
Paul Joyce has confirmed that Mo Salah is looking for £400k p/w in his contract renewal with Liverpool.
As mad as this sounds – that is actually a very fair request. When you consider how much more he could get out of other top European clubs.
Imagine if FSG don’t pay up… pic.twitter.com/7VFjD1kCuX
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) October 23, 2021
Said demands do not seem that bad given that Salah is currently perhaps the best player in the world right now.
However, as shown in the tweets below, fans are somewhat split on whether or not Salah’s reported demands should be met:
Fair? 😂 imagine the fallout when other Liverpool players and signings suddenly want a pay rise to match or be near Salah’s new salary, you have to be careful
— At The Bridge Pod ⭐️⭐️ (@AtTheBridgePod) October 23, 2021
Except PSG i dont see any European club giving this salary .. maybe Real Madrid thats it.. but other english clubs can give this salary depends if Salah would join a rival
— Abishek Nayyar (@abisheknayyar) October 23, 2021
One of the best players in the world. I’d snap his hand off for that a week!! Asking for less than what he is entitled too really considering other players wages elsewhere
— cally (@jaxonkatie) October 23, 2021
He should he’s our best player and isn’t replaceable
— Nathan Vaughan (@NathanV64893820) October 23, 2021
The problem is no player is worth that wage. How much money is enough to play the game we all love in front of fans that adore you. No one needs £400k per week.
— Big Rick (@big_rick_GTFC) October 23, 2021
Total BS, he’s gonna get way more than 5 or 6 mill and let’s not pretend that’s all he’ll get with sponsorships and advertising not to mention bonuses.
— Burkhill (@PaulBurkhill123) October 23, 2021