Liverpool backed to accept silly offer for Mohamed Salah despite stars transfer wish

Liverpool boss Klopp labels Salah 'best in the world'

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Liverpool are likely to be tempted by a “silly offer” for Mohamed Salah, according to former Reds full-back Glen Johnson. Salah’s current contract at Liverpool expires at the end of next season. The Egyptian has previously stated he would like to finish his career at Anfield but admitted that was out of his hands.

Salah has been in sensational form so far this season.

The 29-year-old has scored 10 Premier League goals and registered seven assists in his 11 appearances in the competition.

He has also netted five times in Liverpool’s four Champions League group stage matches.

But speculation continues to circulate over his future with his contract having less than two years to run.

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Johnson says an astronomical offer will be hard to turn down for Liverpool for a player of Salah’s age.

“They have got the new deal coming along, he will demand big wages and he is getting older,” Johnson told the Liverpool Echo.

“If they get offered a silly amount of money transfer fee wise, it might be tempting, but you just don’t know. We just have to see what the deal that is offered is when it comes.

“I’m sure Liverpool will be thinking, ‘great, if it’s at all costs then make us a silly offer. If not, we keep Mo Salah’. It’s win-win.”

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However, Johnson does not think Salah should ever push for a move away from Anfield.

The former England international says Salah can cement his status as a Reds legend if he stays at the club.

“Timing is everything,” Johnson added.

“Barcelona of old, of course that gets everyone’s attention. But they’re not that team at the moment, they’re not that club at the moment.

“In terms of timing, if you’re a 23-year-old then of course because you can be a Barcelona legend for the next two years.

“But with Mo being slightly older, to go to Barcelona for two years, what’s the point? You could stay at Liverpool for two or three more years and be a legend.”

Speaking last month, Salah insisted he was happy at Liverpool and wants to stay for the long term.

Salah said: “If you ask me, I would love to stay (at Liverpool) until the last day of my football career, but I can’t say much about that — it’s not in my hands.

“It depends on what the club want, not on me.

“At the moment I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad. It’s hard, I don’t want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad.”

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