Under Jurgen Klopp’s leadership, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have excelled for Liverpool.
The Egyptian international signed a new contract with the Anfield club today after being sold earlier this month to Bayern Munich.
Salah will receive over £350,000 a week from the Reds under the terms of the agreement, or more than $54.6 million over the next three years.
In all fairness, Mane and Salah both merited lucrative new contracts for their work. The Merseysiders, however, declined to offer the former Saints player the same contract that they now have with the former Roma great.
When Sadio asked for a salary worth £360,000 a week, Liverpool rejected his demands to preserve the pay structure as Van Dijk was the top earner at £220,000 a week
Now, the 19-time English champions have actually broken their pay structure to make Salah the highest-paid player in the history of the club.
Mohamed Salah is without a doubt the leader in terms of individual honors. The Pharaohs skipper is the highest-scoring African in Premier League history and holds multiple goalscoring records. Although we did not win the Premier League in any of those seasons, he has won three PL Golden Boots, two PFA POTY medals, and the Playmaker of the Season title.
Mane was great when the squad won important championships. When we won the Champions League, the ex-Salzburg player was the only Reds attacker to make it to the UCL/UEFA TOTY. He was the only Liverpool attacker to make the PFA TOTY when we finally won, and he was the MOTM in the UEFA Super Cup, assisted on the game-winning goal in the CWC, and set up that goal.
Mane was the offensive catalyst and primary scorer last season while Salah struggled mightily in the second half of the season across all competitions.
But now that Bayern has our best player and Origi and Minamino have also left, we definitely need to strengthen the quality and depth up front, particularly in the wide attacking positions.
Darwin Nunez should hopefully get started right away, and Salah should be inspired to set more records now that he has secured the deal he was seeking.