Mohamed Salah’s next Liverpool acquisition might unleash a new formation, according to Harry Kane’s contract warning.
For Friday, June 11th, here’s your Liverpool Morning Digest.
This summer, Liverpool expects to offer new contracts to a number of players, but that is only the beginning of the process.
When it comes to contract extensions, Fabinho and Alisson are toward the top of the list. Once they return from the Copa America, the Brazilian duo will meet with the club.
Caoimhin Kelleher, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, and Mohamed Salah are next in line, according to the ECHO.
Gini Wijnaldum is one of a number of high-profile players who will leave on a free transfer this summer, and this could become a trend in the future.
On the Blood Red podcast, David Lynch noted, “It’s a hard period, and these are enormous decisions for Michael Edwards.”
“He has to consider about the squad’s future in, say, four years.”
“How much more can you get out of Roberto Firmino, for example?” When do you need to replace him, and when does he agree to take on a smaller role?
“None of the major players would go into these talks expecting to make less money this time because they are approaching 30.”
“For example, Wijnaldum was underpaid in relation to his contribution to the team, and there are a few more players in a similar situation – it’s genuine knife-edge stuff.”
“If Mohamed Salah thinks, ‘two more years at Liverpool and I’ll try to win everything I can,’ he’ll be 30 and in terrific shape, which opens up an universe of possibilities.”
“If I were Salah, I wouldn’t sign a new deal because it would be foolish of you to do so.”
“Look at Harry Kane: he signed a ridiculously long contract and is now saying he wants to leave the club. Best of luck with it.
“If these players are aware of what is going on elsewhere in Europe, it makes sense to extend your contract.”
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