The Lowdown: Salah confirms short-term future
The 30-year-old has just 12 months remaining on his current contract at Anfield, but his future on Merseyside has been up in the air in recent weeks after failing to agree a new deal with the club.
The striker had been linked with a move away from the Premier League, amid interest from Barcelona, but the player himself confirmed at the end of May that he would remain with the Reds for next season at least, regardless of the whether any agreement was reached between now and the start of the new campaign.
It was later reported by The Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe just this week that the top-flight giants remain confident that they can convince the Egyptian to put pen to paper on a long-term contract.
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Reacting to that news in a chat with Football Insider, Campbell said:
“I don’t think it will be a matter of bowing to his demands.
“Both parties have to come to a compromise. They need to conclude on a deal that works for everyone.
“Salah is a big-time player, a marquee player for Liverpool. He was brilliant last season.
“I don’t see it being a problem. I truly believe they will come to an agreement.
“Here is the funny thing, if they don’t come to an agreement and his contract expires, it doesn’t mean he will leave the club.
“At that point, everyone is in the same boat. There would be a different negotiation to be had at that stage. I wouldn’t rule that one out.”
The Verdict: New deal is a priority
After securing the signing of Darwin Nunez, Liverpool’s priority has now surely got to be negotiating a fresh deal for Salah, who is a huge reason as to why the club have enjoyed so much success over the years.
Last season alone, the 83-cap international was the Premier League’s joint-top goalscorer, sharing the Golden Boot award with Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min.
Will Salah sign a new contract at Liverpool?
With his contract set to expire next summer, the Reds will be keen to tie Salah down as soon as possible to ensure that their star man isn’t able to leave Anfield a free agent a year from now.
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