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“The one player you don’t want to lose” – Slot must make sure to retain the 70 million Liverpool star…



Arne Slot, the incoming Liverpool manager, is facing contract challenges with key players like Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk, and Trent Alexander-Arnold.


Salah, in particular, is the player Slot is determined to retain at Anfield, as stated by journalist Martyn Hardy. Despite recent speculations about Salah’s future, Slot values the Egyptian winger’s contributions to the team and aims to secure his stay at Liverpool next season.


Liverpool’s top scorer this season, Salah, has been rumored to be considering a move away from the club due to a recent dip in form and an incident with Jurgen Klopp.


However, with Slot poised to replace Klopp, the Dutchman is eager to retain the Egyptian winger at the club. Despite his recent struggles, Salah’s impressive goal-scoring record makes him a crucial player that Liverpool cannot afford to lose, according to Hardy.


Hardy mentioned on the Back Pages podcast that during his visit to Atalanta for the second leg of Liverpool’s Europa League tie, Jurgen Klopp showed strong support for Mo Salah. Klopp reassured that Salah’s recent performance slump was just a phase and he would bounce back. Arne Slot, on the other hand, would definitely not want to lose a player like Salah, who despite a perceived rough season, managed to score 17 Premier League goals and a total of 24 goals in all competitions.


Salah is considered one of the top stars in the Premier League, mainly due to his low maintenance attitude, which has been underestimated. Liverpool cannot afford to let go of a player who has scored 154 league goals for them, even with just 12 months left on his contract.


Replacing Salah’s goal-scoring prowess would be an insurmountable task for Liverpool. The striker has consistently been the team’s leading scorer for the past six seasons. Despite recent criticism regarding his lack of goals and assists, Salah’s remarkable record of 210 goals and 88 assists in 346 matches for the Reds speaks volumes about his abilities.


Furthermore, Salah currently tops both the scoring and assisting charts for Liverpool this season, with 24 goals and 13 assists to his name. He remains the team’s most lethal attacker, consistently delivering impactful performances.


It is highly likely that Salah will maintain his position as the club’s top scorer for the season, a title he has held since joining Liverpool. His contributions to the team cannot be underestimated, and finding a suitable replacement for his goal-scoring prowess would be an immense challenge.


Considering Salah’s contract situation, it is crucial for Liverpool to make a decision soon. If they choose to keep him, offering a new contract would be wise to avoid losing him for free next year.


Salah’s Contract Situation Could Impact Liverpool’s Attack


The situation with Salah’s contract expiration next season leaves Liverpool in a tough spot. They may need to decide whether to offer him a new deal or let him go to avoid losing him for free in 2025. If they choose not to extend his contract due to his age, parting ways with Salah could mean a significant loss for Liverpool’s attack.


Should Salah choose to leave Liverpool, as Ben Jacobs previously mentioned, the club would receive a guaranteed £70m if they were to sell him. This departure would create a significant void in Liverpool’s attack, which would likely necessitate a substantial investment to fill.


The potential departure of the Dutchman this summer or his push for a new contract presents an intriguing situation for Liverpool and Slot. With Salah’s current contract set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, the club must carefully consider their options.


Retaining Salah would prompt Liverpool to offer him a new contract, ensuring they avoid the risk of losing him for free in 2025. However, if the club believes that a new deal is not warranted for a player approaching his 32nd birthday, it may be prudent to sever ties in the near future and recoup some funds from the sale of the winger.


If Liverpool and Salah do part ways, they will face the immense challenge of finding a suitable replacement for one of the club’s all-time leading goal scorers.