Salah’s camp are already at odds with Liverpool over the player’s contract situation. Having become arguably the Reds’ star name since signing in 2017, Salah is now down to the final year of his contract, and his agent publicly laughed off claims that the club had done everything they could to meet his demands.
The circumstances leave Liverpool exposed to the risk of losing him for free next summer. Salah has, at least, stated that he will ‘for sure’ remain on Merseyside next season, which will give the Reds another crack at tying him down to renewed terms.
Salah’s partner in crime, Sadio Mane, is seemingly ready to call it quits after defeat in the Champions League final to Real Madrid. Bayern Munich’s opening £21million offer was unsurprisingly rejected, but they are expected to come back for a second bite at the cherry.
His exit would leave Klopp with huge boots to fill, and he could have an even bigger problem if Salah’s injury woes hamper his preparations for the new season.