Later News Aug 21

Liverpool discussing Salah contract extension, Henderson close to agreeing new deal with Reds


While the rest of Liverpool’s English Premier League (EPL) title rivals, and Arsenal, have gone crazy in the transfer market and spent large sums of money on shiny new signings, the Reds have quietly worked to safeguard their future by securing the services of their key players for years to come.

 

The Reds have already extended the contract of Alisson, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, and Trent Alexander-Arnold this summer, although they did lose midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined Pari$ $aint-Germain after claiming he felt unloved by Liverpool fans on social media.

 

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And now, Liverpool are working to extend the contract of goalscorer-in-chief Mo Salah, while captain Jordan Henderson is understood to be on the verge of agreeing a new deal with the club – a process that was coincidentally hastened after reports emerged linking him with a move to Arsenal.

 

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that talks were ongoing with Salah at the moment, but remained coy on how discussions were going as he said: “We don't really speak about these things. We changed that a little bit with Hendo, but it doesn't mean we will talk from now on about each little step we make in every negotiation and stuff like this.

 

“Two things: Mo is in a really good moment football-wise, mood-wise, how he behaves from the first day when he came back, absolutely great. We are all adults, all professionals…and when there's a decision, we will tell you.”

 

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Salah, who has two seasons left on his current deal with Liverpool, became the third fastest player to reach a century of goals for the club in October last year. And just last weekend, following his goal against Norwich City, he set a new record by becoming the first player to score in the opening game of a EPL season for five straight years.

 

Incredibly, the 29-year-old is only 11th on Liverpool’s all-time scorers list, despite seemingly have done nothing else but score since joining the club from AS Roma in 2018. He could reach a milestone 100 EPL goals this evening (SGT) with a brace against Burnley at Anfield.

 

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While Klopp is confident Salah will continue to climb up the goalscoring charts, he remains uncertain over whether the Egyptian will ever be regarded as a legend of the club.

 

“Breaking records is great and the records he’s (Salah) broken already is absolutely insane,” Klopp said. “But I never told him he could be 'the' or one of the three biggest Liverpool legends ever because that's nothing you go for.

 

“Records, yes, but becoming a legend - people will judge you like that after your career probably and that's fine.”

 

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