Mohamed Salah ‘has found no resolution in tricky Liverpool contract talks but DOES want to stay at Anfield’… after his agent tweeted ‘I hope they’re watching’ in a hint to the club’s board following his goal against Norwich
- Mohamed Salah scored his first goal of the season as Liverpool won at Norwich
- His agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, posted a cryptic tweet: ‘I hope they’re watching’
- It has been interpreted as a reference to slow pace of contract renewal talks
- Salah, 29, has two years left on his current deal and ‘does want to stay at Anfield’
- But there hasn’t yet been any resolution in contract talks despite other renewals
Mohamed Salah ‘wants to remain at Liverpool’ but there ‘has been no resolution’ over a new contract in what could be tricky negotiations for the club.
The Egyptian star opened his scoring account for the season with Liverpool’s third goal in Saturday night’s 3-0 win at Norwich.
That led his agent, Ramy Abbas Issa, to post a cryptic tweet reading ‘I hope they’re watching’ amid suggestions the pace of talks over Salah’s new contract is causing frustration.
Mohamed Salah opened his scoring account for the season in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Norwich
Moments after he scored the third goal, Salah’s agent Ramy Abbas Issa sent a cryptic tweet
The 29-year-old forward’s existing deal runs until 2023 and Liverpool are going through a process of renewing the deals of key players.
Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson and Fabinho have all signed extensions and captain Jordan Henderson is likely to follow.
The Times report that Liverpool want Salah to extend his contract and the player seemingly wishes to remain. But there hasn’t been any resolution yet.
The tweet on Saturday could be interpreted as a message to Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, inferring that they don’t appreciate the value of Salah, who has scored 126 goals and contributed 49 assists in 204 games since signing from Roma for £35million in 2017.
The tweet by Ramy Abbas (left) has been interpreted as a message of frustration to Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, over the speed of Salah’s contract renewal talks
All indications are that Salah does want to renew and stay in Jurgen Klopp’s side beyond 2023
A smiling Salah pictured in training on Tuesday ahead of Liverpool’s next game with Burnley
There is reportedly no concern at Liverpool about the situation with Salah’s professionalism exemplary.
But finding the right level of salary to reflect Salah’s importance amid Liverpool’s wage structure could be tricky.
He is currently thought to earn £200,000-a-week with his wages heavily incentivised with bonuses.
Liverpool’s club accounts, for the financial year up to May 2020, revealed their wage bill rose £15m to £326m and wages have risen by £117m or 56 per cent in the last three years.