The 29-year-old has two years left on his current Anfield deal, but sources are confident he will agree on a lucrative extension
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Liverpool have started talks with Mo Salah over a new long-term contract.
The Reds, Purpose understand, hoping to tie their star man to a two-year extension, which will keep him at Anfield until 2025 and make him the highest paid player in the club’s history, earning £ 250,000 a week.
Salah’s current deal, signed in 2018, has less than two years to go, but Liverpool sources are confident that an agreement will be reached and that the 29-year-old will be the youngest player to make his future to connect in the long run. in the footsteps of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk.
What did Klopp say?
Prior to his side’s clash with Burnley in the Premier League, Klopp was asked if he was aware of any progress between the club and Salah’s representatives.
He said: ‘I am involved in just about everything that happens in the club. Maybe some conversations happen without me, it’s possible, but I’m not sure. Furthermore, I know everything.
‘This is how it always is; we are not talking about these things. I know we changed it a bit with Hendo [Jordan Henderson], but that does not mean that we will henceforth tell you about every step of negotiations.
‘In the first place, Mo is clearly at a very good moment, shapely, moody, how he has behaved from the first day he returns, absolutely wonderful.
‘We’re all adults, we’re all professionals. If there are conversations, there are conversations, and if there is a decision, we will tell you. Until then, it’s just important how the parties work together – and it’s not about Mo, but in general. We don’t have to talk about anything else, and the casting people can talk in the background.
‘But yes, with two years left, you can imagine that there are talks. That’s it. “
What about Jordan Henderson’s contract situation?
Klopp had previously given little when asked about Jordan Henderson’s situation, amid reports that a three-year deal had been agreed with the captain.
“No,” said a straight face of Klopp when asked if there was an update. “Still good.”
When later asked if there was anything to worry about, he simply replied, “No.”
“If there are records, Mo knows about it!”
Salah, meanwhile, started the new Premier League season in a typical way, scoring two goals and scoring one himself when Liverpool beat Norwich 3-0 at Carrow Road last weekend.
With 126 goals in 204 games for the Reds, he sits in 12th place on their count list and he needs just four to equal 10th-placed Sam Raybould.
Asked if he used such records, or perhaps the idea that he could one day be considered the greatest forward in Liverpool’s history, to motivate Klapp, Klopp smiles.
“I do not have to,” he said. “He knows it. Mo is aware of all this, and it’s absolutely good! He enjoys it.
‘It’s great to break records, and the records he’s already broken are absolutely insane. I clearly did not know last week when he scored that he is now the first player in Premier League history to score in five consecutive points [opening-day] games. And there’s a reason why no one else did it – because it’s really hard!
“If there are records, he knows about it. And he does not have to change his style, he just has to play football, and if he plays his football, if he works as hard as he does, there will be situations where he can score.
‘With his quality, he can do that, of course, and I think he can also set records with assists. Just for goal situations, this is Mo Salah!
‘I’m really happy with him, but I never told him he could be the greatest Liverpool legend ever, or whatever. This is not something you go for, because people will judge you on it according to your career. ”