It has been reported by Fabrizio Romano that contract talks between Mo Salah and Liverpool FC have broken down.
Salah is seeking more money from the club, and talks have been stalled since December. This is troubling as Salah’s contributions to the club cannot be understated and his contract is due to expire following the 2022-23 campaign.
Jurgen Klopp appears to be nonchalant about the matter and satisfied that Mo Salah is a Red today; taking things one day at a time.
We just have to wait for that. It’s completely fine. No rush in that situation. –Jurgen Klopp on Salah’s lack of contract extension.
While Klopp appears cool and collected regarding the matter, he also put the ball in Salah’s court, stating that it ultimately is the Egyptian’s decision.
We cannot do much more, that’s how it is. But I don’t think it’s about that. It’s Mo’s decision pretty much. The club did what the club can do. That’s how it is. -Jurgen Klopp
Salah has stated that it his priority to remain at Anfield, but if I’m being bluntly honest, I do not trust John Henry and Fenway Sports Group to offer Salah an appropriate wage.
I’ve been a lifelong Red Sox fan and have seen John Henry let superstars in the baseball world walk away countless times. Just two years ago, with the Boston Red Sox, FSG failed to offer star home-grown outfielder Mookie Betts a suitable contract. He signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for upwards of 10 years. A few years before that, they traded World Series hero Jon Lester just before hitting free agency. Lester did not come back to the Red Sox and even admitted that being traded showed him that life away from Boston on a different team wasn’t so bad. Now, it’s deja vu across the pond.
Salah is a name that will be mentioned in the same breath as Dalglish and Gerrard. He is already a massive part of club history being a critical piece of Liverpool’s Champions League and Premier League titles. Salah is a massive part of Premier League history, holding the record for most goals by an African player. My fear is that he will be history as soon as June 2023.
Plain and simple: Pay the man.