Liverpool are reportedly braced for the prospect of Mohamed Salah departing from the club for free.
The Egypt international’s existing contract at Anfield is due to expire in June 2023, and the Merseyside Reds are finding it tough to come to an agreement with him over a fresh deal.
Salah allegedly keen on to become one of the top-six highest-paid players in world football, with the attacker believed to be looking for a deal in the region of £400,000 per week.
However, the Reds are believed to be holding firm in terms of their wage structure, with the team not prepared to meet Salah’s demands despite his importance to the club.
According to The Mirror, Jurgen Klopp’s side are now preparing for the possibility of the 30-year-old departing from the club for nothing at the end of the 2022-23 season.
The report, though, suggests that the Reds are still confident that Salah will perform to his best level next campaign amid the uncertainty surrounding his future.
The Egyptian’s relationship with the teams head coach Jurgen Klopp also allegedly ‘remains strong’, and the FA Cup and EFL Cup holders have no concerns over the player’s attitude heading into next season.
Salah was in stunning form for the Reds during the 2021-22 season, founding back of the net 31 times and provided 16 assists in 51 games in all competitions.
Since arriving at Liverpool from Roma in July 2017, the forward has scored 156 goals and provided 63 assists in 254 games for the English giants, becoming one of the leading players in world football at Anfield.