Jamie Carragher urges the Liverpool board to agree terms with club legend Mohamed Salah over a new deal – ‘I don’t think they’ll forgive if he goes’ – as talks continue and the Egyptian star nears the end. who knots
- Jamie Carragher calls on Liverpool to agree with Mohamed Salah
- Salah, 28, has 18 months left on his contract and could leave for free next year
- The two sides have yet to reach an agreement on a new deal for him to stay in
- Carragher says fans may struggle to forgive the club if he leaves for free
- Salah’s importance was underlined during Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Arsenal
Jamie Carragher has urged the Liverpool hierarchy to strike terms with Mohamed Salah over his contract extension at Anfield, with the Reds legend insisting fans would struggle to forgive the club’s owners if the Egyptians left.
The Egypt international has entered the last 18 months of a deal worth more than £200,000-a-week, but there is no sign at the moment that he has agreed to new terms.
On Thursday evening, Salah’s absence was confirmed as Liverpool struggled to score against Arsenal’s 10-man squad in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final, and drew 0-0 at Anfield.
Jamie Carragher urged Liverpool hierarchy to sign new terms with Mohamed Salah
And Carragher believes Liverpool should agree to a deal with the free-goal striker “sooner rather than later”, acknowledging that talks between the two parties are “delayed”.
“This talk about Salah’s contract is likely to intensify now even more, because when he’s not there you can see the impact of that,” he told Sky Sports. You have to be careful as a Liverpool fan that this is going to continue.
“There are other great players at Liverpool who have signed contracts in the last few months, think of the goalkeeper, you think of Trent, Virgil van Dijk – great players.
Salah would want to be paid as one of the best players in the Premier League and world football, so why not? He deserves this performance. We are talking about one of the best players in the world.
The Egyptian international’s contract is due to expire in 18 months and he is in talks with the club
The absence of Salah was felt strongly by Liverpool during their 0-0 draw with Arsenal at Anfield
The former defender added that Liverpool fans may struggle to forgive the club’s owners if they fail to tie Salah on new terms, leading to his departure from Merseyside within a year and a half.
For me, I would like it to be done as quickly as possible. It’s not a case of giving him what he wants. But Liverpool Football Club and its owners, I don’t think they will forgive if Mohamed Salah leaves this club in the summer or within 18 months.
“He is a legend at Liverpool, and one of the greatest players the club has ever known, and he should be ranked sooner rather than later.”
Salah’s future has been an ongoing topic of discussion since the start of the campaign, and the topic has taken on even greater importance due to his outstanding level – he is driving Premier League goals and helping with the standings this season.
Liverpool legend Carragher says fans may struggle to forgive the club if Salah goes away
Carragher fears talks are ‘going long’ and must be concluded ‘sooner rather than later’
The 29-year-old Egyptian will be inundated with offers if he reaches the stage where he can walk away from Anfield as a free agent. He will be able to speak to clubs across Europe 12 months from now.
Although Salah stressed his unwillingness to move, he made it clear in an extensive interview with GQ this week that the next step is entirely up to Liverpool officials, led by Michael Edwards, the club’s outgoing sporting director, and Mike Gordon, the club’s sporting director. President of the Fenway Sports Group.
Salah said: “I want to stay but the matter is not in my hands, it is in their hands.” They know what I want. I don’t ask for crazy things. The thing is when you ask for something and they show you they can give you something because they appreciate what you did for the club.
I’ve been here in my fifth year now. I know the club well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the management, they were informed of the situation. It’s in their hands.