Date:3rd April 2022 at 11:34am
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Liverpool kept the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester City yesterday with a 2-0 win over Watford at Anfield. 

The result meant the Reds leapfrogged City into top spot for a couple of hours, before the Citizens’ win over Burnley lifted them back to the top.

Goals from Diogo Jota and Fabinho were enough to secure the three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side, although Mohamed Salah registered an uncharacteristically mediocre performance.

The Egyptian was replaced by Sadio Mane shortly after the hour mark, having failed to register a shot on target.

There is good news for Reds fans, however, as Salah’s contract situation seems to be nearing a resolution.

The forward’s current deal with the club is set to expire next summer, and speculation was growing that he would leave the club then.

Salah was substituted midway through the second half against Watford 

Now, however, the Egypt international is reportedly close to signing an extension that would keep him at the club ‘for the remainder of his career’.

As per The Sunday Mirror, the 29-year-old’s ongoing contract negotiations seem to be nearing the end, with the player set to sign a new deal imminently.

Salah reportedly rejected the club’s original offer, believed to be in the region of £400,000-per-week, and was instead demanding to be paid closer to the £500,000-per-week that the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo are earning.

He has since decided to compromise on those demands, and the two parties are now verging on the completion of a deal.

The issues that were obstructing negotiations now seem to have been sorted, and the player will soon sign a long-term deal that will take him to the end of his career.

Salah joined the Merseyside club in 2017, and has since scored 153 goals in 240 matches for the club.

 
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