Date:14th April 2022 at 1:37pm
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Liverpool sealed a place in the Champions League quarter finals despite drawing with Benfica on Wednesday, meaning the possibility of an unprecedented quadruple is very much still on. 

The reds drew 3-3 with the Portuguese side at Anfield, but a 3-1 victory in the first leg eight days prior was enough to see them progress to the final four, with Spanish side Villarreal up next for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The next few weeks will prove crucial for Liverpool, with an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City on Sunday quickly followed by a return to Premier League action against rivals Manchester United next Tuesday.

Both City and Liverpool are still in the running to complete the treble, but if Liverpool were to do so, their League Cup triumph against Chelsea in February would make it a quadruple, unprecedented in English football.

Liverpool fans therefore have plenty to cheer at present, although it appears that things could get even better in the coming weeks.

As per Football Insider, former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor believes that forward Mohamed Salah is ‘close to’ signing a new deal with the club, that could set the Reds back £400,000-per-week.

The Englishman reportedly revealed to the outlet that the Egyptian is close to signing the deal, which would make him the club’s highest earner.

Salah could soon become one of the highest paid players in world football

Agbonlahor believes that it could cause problems for Liverpool, however, as other of the club’ biggest stars are likely to want improved terms.

“I think there is going to be big problems at Liverpool because I’m hearing Salah is close to signing a very big contract of £400,000-per-week,” the former England international told Football Insider.

“The problem with that and the reason Liverpool are scared to give him that is because Mane will want similar, Van Dijk will want to renegotiate because he’s just signed a new deal.

“When you go over the wage cap at a club the doors will open and other players are going to want increases.”

Agbonlahor also questioned whether it will be worth it for Liverpool to offer Salah such a significant pay increase.

“If Salah gets £400,000-per-week, Mane will want £350,000-a-week. Liverpool are probably thinking ‘can we give him that when we’ve got Diaz who is coming in as a good player’.

“It’s going to be very interesting and very expensive for Liverpool. It’s definitely a big problem.”

Salah has been one of the Premier League’s most impressive players since returning to England in 2017.

Since then, he has scored a remarkable 153 goals in 243 games across all competitions, also providing 58 assists.

The Egypt international has won the Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Super Cup and League Cup during his time on Merseyside.

 
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