Liverpool ‘MUST give Mo Salah what he wants’ with bumper new contract and should not be worried about potential dressing room fall-out over pay, insists Kop legend Robbie Fowler
- Robbie Fowler believes Mo Salah’s new contract will unite the dressing room
- Fowler has also rubbished claims that the players could fall out over his pay
- His contract expires in 2023 and a £500,000-a-week deal is being discussed
- It would make him the best-paid player in the club’s history, eclipsing Van Dijk
Robbie Fowler believes Mohamed Salah’s prospective new contract at Liverpool will unite the dressing room, irrespective of how much it smashes the club record weekly pay-out by.
The former striker and Kop legend has also rubbished claims that the players could fall out over his pay, insisting many stars will see it as well earned. Salah’s current contract at the club is set to expire in 2023 and it is believed a £500,000-a-week deal is being discussed.
Should such terms be agreed, Salah would become the best-paid player in the club’s history, eclipsing Vigil Van Dijk’s new £220,000-a-week contract.
However, Fowler does not believe this will cause a problem in the Liverpool camp as he claims a ‘world-class’ talent deserves a record-breaking deal.
Robbie Fowler believes Mo Salah’s new contract at Liverpool will unite the dressing room
The former striker has also rubbished claims that the players could fall out over his pay
Speaking to The Mirror, Fowler said: ‘Mo Salah is, without question, world class. And, in my opinion, there won’t be one dissenting voice in the Liverpool dressing room over the Egyptian being rewarded with a new contract that will make him the club’s highest earner.
‘Of course, there have been instances in dressing rooms in the past where some players have become upset over an individual earning more than the rest.
‘But, in this instance, Liverpool must realise that Mo is now one of the best players in the world, whether they like it or not, and with everything that brings. Having been in numerous dressing rooms from a player’s point of view, I honestly don’t think there will be any problems with Mo becoming easily the best-paid player at Anfield.
Fowler says that Salah is ‘world class’ and that the star deserves to be paid accordingly
Liverpool are hoping Salah will join the likes of Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold by signing a new long-term deal
‘There will be no, “Oh he doesn’t deserve that because he is an average player”. No way. We are talking about one of the standout world players. I would be absolutely amazed if there is one single player in that Liverpool dressing room who is saying he doesn’t deserve a contract to match his world-class status.
‘Forget all about “Oh I want this because he’s on that”. Players get what they deserve and what their performances warrant. His performances right now warrant a great contract.’
Liverpool are hoping Salah will join the likes of Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold by committing to the Anfield club via new long-term contracts.
Liverpool club captain Jordan Henderson signed a new long-term contract at Anfield
Virgil van Dijk (left) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (right) both signed new deals this summer
Defender Alexander-Arnold was the first to pen a new deal by signing a four-year extension in late July, and the England right-back’s statement of commitment was swiftly followed by a contract for Brazil midfielder Fabinho days later.
Goalkeeper Alisson also penned a new deal in the first week of July while Van Dijk also signed on the dotted line. There was also a new contract for Harvey Elliott, who has broken into the Liverpool first-team at the start of this season and recently sustained a ankle fracture and dislocation.
While Scottish defender Robertson also signed fresh terms until 2026.