Liverpool FC has held back on the transfer market so far in the summer of 2021.
Apart from Ibrahima Konaté, who came from RB Leipzig for 40 million euros, not a single new player has been signed. While Manchester City, United and Chelsea FC are making mega-transfers, the club of successful coach Jürgen Klopp is tinkering with a different plan. (Everything about the transfer market in the SPORT1 transfer ticker)
And it’s already partly in place – Liverpool wants to keep its current superstars.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson and Virgil van Dijk have already been given new, high-paying contracts. A deal is said to have been reached with captain Jordan Henderson, and talks are underway with Sadio Mané and Andy Robertson.
Is Salah climbing into Grealish spheres?
And the Reds are also making great progress with Mohamed Salah. As reported by The Athletic, the Egyptian attacker is expected to get a new working paper, which should make him the club’s top earner.
This would also set a record, as never has a Liverpool player been paid better than van Dijk. The defender is the current top earner at around 220,000 pounds per week (about 258,000 euros). Salah is “only” 20,000 pounds behind the Dutchman in the club’s internal salary ranking.
“You can expect him to become the club’s highest-paid player,” an unnamed player advisor who frequently negotiates with Liverpool told Athletic, referring to Salah.
However, LFC will not tear apart its salary structure for the winger, the latter went on to say. Too much more than van Dijk will probably not be offered to him. However, “Salah and his representatives have seen that Jack Grealish gets £300,000 a week at Manchester City.”
Only City pays more than Liverpool
City, with a salary budget of 351 million pounds (411 million euros), is actually also the only English club paying more than Liverpool (325 million pounds), according to the report.
Salah had in the past repeatedly been linked with an early departure, a clear commitment to Liverpool beyond his contract still valid until 2023 had avoided.
Now the trend seems to be toward a shared future – Liverpool’s plan is thus apparently working out perfectly.