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Behind-the-scenes Liverpool talks reveal Klopp giving FSG both barrels over Salah contract

Jonny Whitfield
Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring for Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has begun to mount serious pressure on the club’s owners in a bid to get Mohamed Salah a new contract, a report has claimed.

The 29-year-old’s future has proved a hot topic of late, as he nears the final two years of his deal. Not only that, but he has flirted with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona over a move.

Now, though, his form this season has moved his contractual situation to the centre of the talk at Liverpool.

Salah has scored 12 goals in 11 games, including a brace against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

As a result, many people – including Reds boss Jurgen Klopp – have named him the best player in the world.

According to Football Insider, Klopp is now putting ‘huge pressure’ on Liverpool’s Fenway Sports Group owners to give Salah a new contract.

The manager may be full of praise for the forward in his media interviews. However, the report claims that he takes that to the next level in discussions with FSG.

Klopp has also privately stated that losing Salah over a contract stalemate is completely unacceptable.

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Indeed, the financial commitment is reportedly proving FSG’s key stumbling block in finalising his contract. They refused to give Georginio Wijnaldum, 30, his preferable terms so he left.

Salah is in a similar age bracket to the midfielder. One report has claimed that he wants £500,000 per week.

The Daily Telegraph have said that he wants around £400,000. According to the latest from the Liverpool Echo, though, both figures are wide of the mark.

Salah seeking new Liverpool contract

Mohamed Salah celebrates for Liverpool against Atletico Madrid, October 2021

In any case, Football Insider adds that Salah wants a new three-year contract until the summer of 2026.

That would take him to just after his 34th birthday, but he feels confident that he can deliver the same level of form he has shown since moving to Anfield in 2017.

Such has been Salah’s consistency, he hit the 100 league goal mark for the Reds in the fastest time in the club’s history.

As well as recent links with Madrid and Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly showing interest.

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