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In retrospect, this looks like a no-brainer. We will be paying him, what, 10 mil. more over the next and the year after that, so we don't have to chase a replacement if the right player or deal are not available within 12 months.

 

Plus, it's Mo, staying. 

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1 hour ago, Aventus said:

 

 

I have thought it curious in all the excitement yesterday none of the people here who've been preaching about "what about the other players" suddenly seem alright with it all, when just on Thursday the world would have fallen in had we awarded a player 350k per week. 

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15 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

I have thought it curious in all the excitement yesterday none of the people here who've been preaching about "what about the other players" suddenly seem alright with it all, when just on Thursday the world would have fallen in had we awarded a player 350k per week. 

Isn't the 350k incentivised let alone the 400k?

 

Most peoples concerns were him getting 400k plus based on reports, and nobody was worried about all the players suddenly asking for new deals (or players lower down the pecking order asking for the same as Salah) but what would happen when the next round of contracts for our best players occurs.

 

I can see the likes of van Dijk and Alisson pushing that 300k mark on their next deals in a couple of years, and all the players are likely to expect that little bit extra too now the room has been created.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, TD_LFC said:

Isn't the 350k incentivised let alone the 400k?

 

Most peoples concerns were him getting 400k plus based on reports.

The echo are saying 350k which could go above 400k with bonuses. We've no idea what those targets are they could be ballon d'or winner 3 times or something. What seems pretty certain though is he's getting the basic that everyone felt was impossible to hit without pissing off our entire team. 

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1 minute ago, Barrington Womble said:

The echo are saying 350k which could go above 400k with bonuses. We've no idea what those targets are they could be ballon d'or winner 3 times or something. What seems pretty certain though is he's getting the basic that everyone felt was impossible to hit without pissing off our entire team. 

Did anyone say the entire team would be pissed off?

 

It's beneficial to them for it to happen when it comes to negotiating their deals.

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8 minutes ago, TD_LFC said:

Did anyone say the entire team would be pissed off?

 

It's beneficial to them for it to happen when it comes to negotiating their deals.

Loads of people on here have..it's been the main defence for not paying him what he's getting now. 

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4 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

Loads of people on here have..it's been the main defence for not paying him what he's getting now. 

Nah - the main defense was always that FSG were tightwads who didn't know what they were doing.

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6 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

Loads of people on here have..it's been the main defence for not paying him what he's getting now. 

I've seen plenty of people (including me) saying that in future negotiations players will move into the space created within the structure which will increase our wage bill (which seems a natural conclusion) which would explain FSG's reluctance.

 

I've not personally seen anyone say that the players will be pissed off that Salah is getting that deal or that random players will suddenly demand 400k a week.

 

Maybe I just missed them.

 

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11 minutes ago, TheHowieLama said:

Nah - the main defense was always that FSG were tightwads who didn't know what they were doing.

I think you are confusing defence with attack.

 

All FSG have done here is price exactly what I (and others) have been saying all along..the money is there and the world won't fall apart because Salah earns more than vvd, Henderson and thiago. 

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13 minutes ago, TD_LFC said:

I've seen plenty of people (including me) saying that in future negotiations players will move into the space created within the structure which will increase our wage bill (which seems a natural conclusion) which would explain FSG's reluctance.

 

I've not personally seen anyone say that the players will be pissed off that Salah is getting that deal or that random players will suddenly demand 400k a week.

 

Maybe I just missed them.

 

There's been loads of them. 

 

There seems to be no acceptance that all players don't have to earn the same even though they don't already. 

 

Anyway, fuck this. Salah staying should be celebrated. I'm delighted he's staying. I'm delighted he found a way to get the salary out of the club that made him want to stay. Maybe it's even a bit of a change of strategy now Edwards has left. 

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43 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

The echo are saying 350k which could go above 400k with bonuses. We've no idea what those targets are they could be ballon d'or winner 3 times or something. What seems pretty certain though is he's getting the basic that everyone felt was impossible to hit without pissing off our entire team. 

Don’t think that’s right. This is from The Athletics.

 

When Kevin De Bruyne, a month short of his 30th birthday, agreed a two-year contract extension in May of last year to keep him at Manchester City past his 34th birthday, Salah, with guidance from Abbas, figured they should be aiming for something similar. That is roughly what they got – although there were concessions from both sides because some of his £350k a week is incentivised around performance and achievement.

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1 hour ago, SasaS said:

In retrospect, this looks like a no-brainer. We will be paying him, what, 10 mil. more over the next and the year after that, so we don't have to chase a replacement if the right player or deal are not available within 12 months.

 

Plus, it's Mo, staying. 

It was always a no brainer. Any replacement with similar quality will cost upwards of £70m and wages of atleast £20m over 3 years. On top of that there is no guarantee the new signing will be a hit.

 

Only question was whether FSG were ready to break the pay structure which they have seemingly done. 

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Mohamed Salah has ended speculation about his Liverpool future by signing a new three-year contract worth an estimated £55million.

An 18-month contract impasse has ended with Salah becoming the highest paid player in Liverpool history with a salary in excess of £350,000 a week between now and 2025.

Salah has also agreed to several reward clauses which will see him earn more if he continues to score and create goals at the same astonishing rate which has propelled him to superstar status.

Salah is already the ninth leading goalscorer in the club’s history with 156 goals in 254 games. He could be in the top five by the end of next season.

Liverpool and Salah struck a deal after stepping up negotiations with director of football Julian Ward and Fenway Sports Group President Michael Gordon over the last two weeks.

Having sold Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, it was an unpalatable prospect for Liverpool to lose Salah, too. But time was running out as Salah’s previous contract was due to expire next summer. 

A message from @MoSalah#SalahStays pic.twitter.com/qLKnyjEAnw

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 1, 2022

As recently as May, Salah openly said he would see out his deal rather than allow himself to be sold, but he never hid his preference to commit his peak years to Liverpool.

“It’s the best decision for us and best decision for him. He belongs with us I think. This is his club now,” said Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp.

“Of course it has taken a little time but that’s absolutely OK and the best things are always worth waiting for anyway. Mo is one of the best players in the world; it’s only normal there are things to sort when you are at his level. So big credit to Julian Ward and Mike Gordon for guiding us to this destination.

“I have no doubt Mo’s best years are still to come. And that’s saying something, because the first five seasons here have been the stuff of legend.

“Fitness-wise, he’s a machine – in the most incredible shape. He works hard on it and he gets his rewards. His ability and his skill level gets higher each season, and his decision-making has gone to another level also.

“He is adored by his team-mates. As coaches we know we work with someone special. And the supporters have crowned him a king. So, very cool.

“It is just great news. It makes me smile thinking about it. He stays with us for longer and it means we can achieve more together.”

Step aside Haaland and City - Liverpool have the most important signature of the summer

The pursuit of Mohamed Salah’s signature on a new Liverpool deal did not end in Anfield's legends’ suite but on the idyllic Greek Island of Mykonos.

It was there, where Salah is enjoying a family holiday, that a Liverpool delegation led by director of football Julian Ward resolved an 18-month contract impasse, negotiations accelerating over the last few days as both parties made the necessary compromises to ensure the unthinkable did not happen. 

For Liverpool to lose one of their superstar strikers, Sadio Mane, this summer might be considered careless. To have lost Salah, too, in a year’s time would have been negligent. 

The heart of the delay was, inevitably, about money.

From the outset, Salah wanted a deal befitting his superstar status. He saw Kevin De Bruyne earning £400,000 a week at Manchester City and - with some justification - felt he deserved a similar reward.

Mohamed Salah signs news Liverpool contract until 2025
Liverpool’s hierarchy always anticipated Salah would not follow Mane out of the club Credit: PA

Liverpool made what they considered a ‘generous’ opening offer before the 2020/21 season - thought to be around £300,000 a week - and insisted they would only pay what was affordable. At the time they were in negotiations with other key players like Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho. All renewed with little fuss, although hesitancy in renewing skipper Jordan Henderson’s deal (eventually sorted in pre-season 2021 following a public intervention by Jurgen Klopp) offered a hint as to how complex negotiations can be when a player’s self-assessment of his value clashes with the board’s ‘moneyball’ calculations.

The most significant meeting between Fenway Sports Group’s President Michael Gordon and Salah’s representative, Ramy Abbas, was in Miami early in 2022.

Although there was no agreement, there was certainty that Salah wanted to stay and Liverpool wanted to keep him. After a year of flirting with La Liga’s biggest clubs, most notably Real Madrid, that was reassuring. As a basis for further talks, it meant that while some of the public messaging seemed downbeat, that contrasted with private, more optimistic expectations.

However, as the months passed the prospect of a Bosman deal edged closer. Salah would have been able to sign a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs from January, and he made it known before the Champions League final he would leave for free if no deal was agreed. The deadline was becoming more pressing, with both sides willing to flirt with brinkmanship. Both will feel their approach vindicated.

Liverpool have been adept at taking the emotion out of contract decisions. Increasing the wages of Salah and Mane, with both players in their 30s, could have been considered an expensive risk. Replacing Mane with a player eight years his junior, Darwin Nunez, while rewarding Salah for his extraordinary feats maintains a healthy age balance while ensuring the squad’s salaries remain structured.

Although Liverpool would have extended Mane’s deal too had he wanted to stay, a resolution on Salah’s future so soon after the Senegalese’s sale to Bayern Munich cannot be coincidental. Divock Origi was also earning £100,000 a week before his contract expired on June 30. It is reasonable to presume that Liverpool saw the merit of diverting this salary straight into Salah’s wage packet. Liverpool will spend the rest of this summer reducing their wage bill with sales rather than making new purchases.

Certainly, these are all factors ensuring the funds were available to make Salah an offer he could not refuse. His new salary is in excess of £350,000 a week and he will earn more based on goals and assists between now and 2025. It is testimony to Salah’s confidence in his abilities that he has backed himself to meet lofty targets.

News of the deal brings relief as much as euphoria to Liverpool supporters, relishing seeing how the Egyptian links up with Nunez in the season ahead.

The enduring updates on Salah’s deal had become repetitive and distracting, most notably when they took the form of cryptic social media posts.

While supporters feared the worst, especially after Mane’s sale, Liverpool insiders felt Salah would find it impossible to walk away from the club where - fitness permitting - he will now continue to rewrite goal records, as pivotal to an evolving Liverpool attack as he was when in tandem with Mane and Roberto Firmino.

His presence guarantees goals and assists, and preserves an Anfield legacy that will see him recognised as a club icon alongside Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush and Steven Gerrard.

Step aside Erling Haaland and Manchester City. Liverpool have just secured the most important signature of the summer.

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2022/07/01/mohamed-salah-signs-news-liverpool-contract-2025/?li_source=LI&li_medium=liftigniter-rhr

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2 hours ago, Barrington Womble said:

The echo are saying 350k which could go above 400k with bonuses. We've no idea what those targets are they could be ballon d'or winner 3 times or something. What seems pretty certain though is he's getting the basic that everyone felt was impossible to hit without pissing off our entire team. 


Based on Van Dijk's tweet yesterday he looked to be pretty happy about the deal to finally get sorted.



 

 

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4 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

He a Manc?

He’s a bitter jealous prick is what he is.

 

mo was in Greece and signed surrounded by reds and partied with reds. 

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5 minutes ago, Chip Butty said:

He’s a bitter jealous prick is what he is.

 

mo was in Greece and signed surrounded by reds and partied with reds. 

He has no right to crow about anything the cunt.

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As Mo doesn’t drink, this is the cake reds bought him. Get on to the message they put on the dish. Mo mingled with reds and was as ever very humble and very down to earth. 

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1 hour ago, an tha said:

The soft shite doesn’t see the irony in him getting paid around £200k a year for writing shite like that, I bet he doesn’t see himself as extremely fortunate not to have to worry about the bills. And to get all snotty that Mo is staying at some plush villa, I bet he’s never treated himself to some five star luxury has he? 
 

Football journalist in shock at the fact top footballers are very well paid is one of the most boring topics they do.

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I can of course as i am sure we all can see what he is getting at and where he is coming from, but he has gone about it very clumsily and very lazily and frankly not very cleverly in that piece.

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