Mohamed Salah should ‘remember’ former Liverpool greats failed after leaving Anfield, according to Jamie Carragher.
Salah is in the midst of an ongoing saga over his future at the club. His contract expires at the end of next season but he hasn’t agreed any new terms yet.
The Egyptian has kept stressing in recent weeks that he wants to sign a new deal. However, the reported stumbling block is that Liverpool owners are expected to break their salary structure.
salah insisted on the contrary on the fact that “everything is not a question of money”. Indeed, he has now tasked Fenway Sports Group (FSG) – the owners of Liverpool – with proving their ambition.
According to Carragher, however, Salah should soften his stance by examining the fortunes of other star players who left Liverpool during Klopp’s reign. Georginio Wijnaldum struggled at Paris Saint-Germain, while Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona didn’t work out.
“They need to focus on creating the story in less than two weeks,” Carragher said. sky sports following the Reds’ win over Southampton on Tuesday.
“I don’t think it will be at the forefront of their minds. I think [Sadio] Mane will sign, Salah’s future is up in the air and [Roberto] Firmino could see his contract come to an end. He could leave for free at the end of next season.
“I think Salah should sign. He [Jurgen Klopp] turned good players into great players and Salah is one of them.
“It suits him, Jurgen Klopp suits him, but I think he should remember about two or three players who left and thought the grass was greener and then look at what they do this season.”
Redknapp agrees with Carragher
Salah played a key role in the six major trophies manager Klopp won during his tenure at Liverpool. However, the Reds have shown expert recruitment to continue their assembly line of top strikers.
With Salah turning 30 in June, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, 25, are expected to play at Anfield in the longer term.
Nonetheless, Jamie Redknapp insisted defensive signings don’t work that way. Virgil van Dijk is currently the biggest earner and Redknapp insisted Salah should never earn more than the Dutchman.
Liverpool must remember the truth about Salah as contract saga rumbles
Liverpool must remember that no player is bigger than the club, even amid the clamor for Mohamed Salah to sign a new contract.
“The players have the power,” said the pundit. “One thing I learned from being at this club is that they will reward you and take care of you when you are well.
“But sometimes if we give him a lot of money… nobody would give more money than Virgil van Dijk. It should be maxed out.
“They will find another Mo Salah but you won’t find another Van Dijk. There will always be another great striker coming to this club.
Salah must stay focused
Salah engraved himself in liverpool and Premier League folklore, particularly this season after reaching 100 Premier League goals and 100 league goals for the Reds.
He showed fantastic consistency in front of goal and reached the 30-goal mark for the second consecutive season.
However, he now has to focus on Liverpool’s final two games of the season.
The Reds could still claim the quadruple as they add the Premier League and Champions League to their Carabao Cup and FA Cup triumphs this season.
Salah can continue his calls for a lucrative new contract if he plays a starring role in the final two games of the campaign.