Liverpool set for Mo Salah contract talks

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According to Fabrizio Romano, Liverpool will sit down for talks with Mo Salah at the end of the season, as they are keen for him to remain with the club.

Liverpool only have three games left to play this season, and although a chance at winning another Premier League title looked promising, a poor run of form has made that dream seem difficult to achieve.

The Reds are currently third in the top-flight table, five points adrift of Manchester City and four points behind Arsenal, who have both pulled further in front after Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United last weekend.

Now that the title race is completely out of Jurgen Klopp and his squad’s hands, it is time to focus on what the club can control, and that is the future beyond the current campaign, one that is looking uncertain for many reasons.

The Liverpool boss will end his eight-year tenure this summer and his successor, Arne Slot, is set to be announced imminently, while Joel Matip and Thiago Alcantara are set to depart as their contracts expire in June.

In terms of contracts, the Liverpool hierarchy also have the little problem of their club captain Virgil van Dijk, vice-captain Trent Alexander-Arnold, and star winger Mohamed Salah entering the last 12 months of their current deals.

Italian journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Liverpool will approach talks with Salah to discuss his future at the end of the season.

In an exclusive daily briefing for Caught Offside, Romano revealed:

“I’m told there will be talks closer to the end of the season between Salah and Liverpool to discuss that. Liverpool want to keep Salah and continue with him also under Arne Slot, that’s why we have strong rumours; it’s clear that they want to continue, Michael Edwards is big fan of the player.”

Should Liverpool sell Mohamed Salah?

There is no doubt that Salah has been one of the standout contributors at Liverpool over the last six years since his arrival from Roma and has become one of the all-time greats at the club.

The Egyptian winger has played his part in winning the Premier League, Champions League, Carabao Cup, FA Cup, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup, as well as tallying up 210 goals and 88 assists over a whopping 346 appearances – making him Liverpool’s third all-time top scorer in history.

Despite the fact that Salah will turn 32 next month, the player is still seen as a very lucrative asset to the club and in football as the Saudi Pro League have been keen to snatch the services of the talented forward over the last 12 months.

It would likely take an extremely high transfer fee to convince Liverpool that it is worth letting go of, arguably, their best player ahead of next season, however, with a new manager and a new chapter starting at Anfield, it could tempt Michael Edwards in his pursuit to continue success post-Klopp.

With that being said, whatever happens next with Salah will be a hot topic this summer until it has been resolved whether that be a new contract or an exit from the club in the coming weeks and months.

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