Former Premier League star Nigel Jemson insists that Mohamed Salah wants to be paid the same amount as the best players in the world if he is to extend his contract at Liverpool.
The Egypt international’s current contract runs until 2023 and he has emerged as one of the world’s best players during his time at Anfield.
Salah has made a total of 209 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s side, scoring 130 goals and registering 49 assists.
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This season already, the 29-year-old has scored five goals in six games in all competitions, including strikes against AC Milan in the Champions League and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Salah’s contract is coming to an end and 2022 could well be seen as a major opportunity for other clubs to come in and make a bid for him, and he is reported to currently earn £200,000-per-week on Merseyside.
Jemson does not think that is enough for the Egyptian, who wants to earn a similar amount to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at Manchester United and PSG respectively.
Jemson said: “I think he wants parity with the rest of the big, top players in the world. And they’re all earning ridiculous amounts of money a week and I think he just wants to be on the same bracket as those.
“Hopefully he’ll get his contract sorted out at Liverpool and have a fantastic season.”
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