Date: 20th August 2021 at 4:36pm
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Liverpool have reportedly begun negotiations with Mohamed Salah about the prospect of a contract extension, with the club seeing it as a priority. 

Salah’s imperious form over the past four seasons have seen him linked with a host of Europe’s elite clubs, but his current employers are keen to dampen speculation linking him with a move away by tying him down to an extended deal.

According to The Athletic, the Reds are prepared to make Salah the club’s highest paid player in history, earning even more than £220,000-per-week defender Virgil Van Dijk.

Salah is currently tied down to a deal until 2023, believed to earn him around £200,000-per-week, but Liverpool bosses are apparently keen to extend that by at least two years.

Since arriving at Anfield in 2017, Salah has scored 126 goals and registered a further 49 assists in 204 games.

Former Chelsea man Salah has been one of the Premier League’s standout players since returning to the division in 2017.

The Egyptian’s debut season with Liverpool was arguably his most impressive to date, scoring 44 times across all competitions.

That form saw the attacker linked with big money moves to both Real Madrid and Paris-Saint Germain, however it appears that he will remain in England until next summer at the very least.

His former international teammate Mohamed Aboutrika has recently revealed that, at the end of last year, Salah told him that he was unhappy at Liverpool.

This was during a time when speculation surrounding a potential move to Madrid was at its peak, and Salah refused to rule out playing for Barcelona or Real at some point in his career.

Salah continued his impressive opening day record with a goal and two assists against Norwich on Saturday, and will be looking to add to that tally against Burnley this weekend.

If an extension can be agreed, Salah would follow Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Alisson and Van Dijk in pledging their futures to the club.

Great news for Liverpool fans.

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