Talks over critical Liverpool deal nearing completion, with Klopp to secure signature that’ll make Salah grin
The representative of a Liverpool player who is instrumental in coaxing the greatest performance out of Mohamed Salah has disclosed that negotiations over a new contract are gaining momentum, and a general timetable for when the extension would be published has come to light.
The first few months of Liverpool’s season can be summed up in one word: devastatingly disappointing. The Reds are eliminated from competition in both of their domestic cups, and they have an uphill ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ to close the 10-point gap that separates them from fourth place in the standings.
The Champions League could provide some relief, but if they get drawn to play Real Madrid in the round of 16, it’s just as probable that they’ll end up losing everything.
In the coming months, one of the many problems that Jurgen Klopp needs to resolve is how to get the best performance out of Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian has been giving off the impression that he is becoming more and more frustrated as of late, and his production has suffered as a direct result of the absence of Sadio Mane and the injury sustained by Roberto Firmino.
In point of ғᴀᴄᴛ, Salah has only scored three goals for Liverpool in the nine matches that have taken place since the World Cup. Additionally, he has been unable to score for Liverpool in any of their most recent four league outings. During that span, the Reds have only managed to collect four points out of a potential 12 overall.
Klopp has stated that his superstar forward is homesick for playing alongside Mane and Firmino in what was once the most lethal and well-oiled front three in all of world football.
But despite the ғᴀᴄᴛ that Mane, who is currently playing for Bayern Munich, won’t be coming back, Firmino will. Since December, the Brazilian has been unable to play due to a calf injury; however, Klopp recently said that the player is expected to resume training with the first team around the middle of February.
In addition to that, it is unclear what the long-term future holds for Firmino at Anfield considering that he will be free of his current deal in the summer.
It is believed that the fan favorite would be interested in prolonging his time with the Reds. According to the player’s agent, both Klopp and the player are likely to obtain what they want, which is to keep their loyal lieutenant on the team.
Firmino talks going “really good”; extension date hinted
Roger Wittman, Firmino’s agent, ʀᴇᴠᴇᴀʟᴇᴅ the following when he was interviewed by Sky Germany: “It’s been a very lengthy relationship between Roberto and Liverpool. Roberto feels nice.
“At the moment, we are participating in a fruitful dialogue, and by the beginning of February, it’s likely that we’ll have a good idea of where the voyage is headed.
However, in order to come to an understanding with Liverpool, Roberto also needs to have his voice heard. We are heading in the correct direction. We are having very productive conversations with Liverpool at the moment. They have a fantastic position in the league.”
If Wittman is correct, then one morning later this month, Reds fans will wake up to the news that Firmino’s contract extension has been finalized.
This will be enthusiastically embraced by the vast majority of Liverpool’s fanbase, and Jurgen Klopp claims that Mohamed Salah will feel the same way.
Aside from that, Liverpool must still make choices about the futures of players such as Adrian, James Milner, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Along with Firmino, the other four players have now entered the final half of their respective contracts.