Liverpool are close to agreeing on a contract extension with forward Mohamed Salah after the Egypt international reportedly decided against asking a pay hike to match Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s.
Salah’s contract with Liverpool expires in 2023, and he is set to sign a new agreement that will keep him at the club for another four years.
After talks between the two parties came to a halt a few months ago, the Reds were concerned that they could need to sell Salah in the summer.
Salah, in fact, turned down a weekly salary of 400,000 pounds in favor of a weekly salary of half a million pounds. The Egyptian forward is apparently coming closer to a new Liverpool agreement, according to the Mirror, after dropping his demands.
Salah was linked with a summer transfer to several European elite clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.
Despite this, the Liverpool star has reportedly appreciated the club’s and head coach Jurgen Klopp’s backing after failing to win the Africa Cup of Nations and thus missing out on qualification for the 2022 World Cup.