Liverpool dressing room may be fuming after Salah reveal - Mills
Liverpool will not pay Mohamed Salah’s reported wage demands of £500,000-a-week, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England defender suggested a new contract worth that much could disharmony in the Liverpool dressing room.
The Mirror reported on September 4 Salah wants a weekly wage of £500,000 to commit his future to Anfield.
It is claimed his current deal, which expires in the summer of 2023, is worth over £200,000-a-week.
Liverpool have spent the summer securing their top stars to new contracts.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Harvey Elliott, Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson and Virgil van Dijk have all put pen to paper on fresh terms.
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Asked whether Salah could become the next on a £500,000-a-week deal, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “I’m not sure Liverpool will go to those lengths.
“What you’ll find is there’s a system in place. Once that happens everyone else will go ‘I want more, I want more, I want more’. It’s not just one player.
“Also, who else is going to pay him that? There are not 10-15 clubs out there who can afford to pay that. There’s probably two.
“You can ask for what you want. But if the club aren’t willing to pay it, you have to negotiate. Simple as that.”
Salah has scored 127 times and provided 49 assists in 206 games across all competitions for Liverpool.
The 28-year-old has already found the net twice and contributed two assists in three Premier League games this term.