February 7, 2023

Mohamed Salah became the highest paid player in Liverpool history when he signed a new contract during the summer, sources have told Football Insider.

The Egyptian star ended many months of speculation over his future when he penned a three-year deal running until the summer of 2025.

It is believed the deal is worth nearly £400,000-a-week taking into account bonuses which are seen by Liverpool and Salah as achievable despite his rocky start to the season.


Spread across the term of the contract, that makes it a near-£62million deal that was signed off by Fenway Sports Group.

The American owners have subsequently revealed they are listening to full takeover offers, so the Salah deal could turn out to be one of the most significant of their last acts at Anfield.

At one stage, it appeared as if Liverpool could lose their superstar forward, given his last contract was due to expire at the end of this current season.

Salah had a strong negotiating position on the back of a stellar 2021-22 campaign in which he banged in 31 goals and was a driving force in the club’s remarkable Quadruple quest.

Salah wanted £500,000-a-week to stay at Anfield, which he claimed was not “crazy” given his achievements.

FSG stood their ground and a compromise was eventually reached between the board and the forward’s agent, Ramy Abbas Issa.

Salah’s form following his February return from an emotionally and physically draining African Cup of Nations campaign had been fitful either side of the summer break.

But he was outstanding in the six weeks preceding the World Cup and his 21 matches this season have yielded 14 goals and five assists in all competitions.

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