By Kieran Maguire

15th Jan, 2022 | 1:00pm

Kieran Maguire: FSG have sent 'word from Boston' after new Liverpool-Salah talks

Liverpool will have received “word from Boston” over how much they can budget for a new deal for Mohamed Salah.

That is the view of finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Egyptian superstar, whose deal expires in 2023.

Football Insider revealed in October (2021) that the 29-year-old showman wants a four-and-a-half-year contract worth £500,000 per week.

An Anfield source told this site last month (11 December) that Liverpool are optimistic of getting a deal over the line despite “tricky” negotiations.

Salah told GQ on Monday (11 January) that he is “not asking for crazy stuff” and that “it is in their [Liverpool’s] hands.”

Jurgen Klopp told the media on Wednesday (13 January) that Salah wants to stay and he is hopeful of a deal being agreed.

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Maguire believes Liverpool’s Boston-based owners FSG will have already told them what they can spend to keep their prize asset at Anfield.

“There will be word coming from Boston in terms of what the budget is,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“He is arguably the best player in the world at present and he should be rewarded accordingly.

“Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan were effectively able to dictate their own terms when they were in their pomp. For me, Mo Salah continues to deliver.

He has got one big contract left, given his age. His representatives should be making sure that’s reflected in what is offered to him.

“He’s 29 now but he doesn’t get injured or sulk, as a rule. He is also fantastic in terms of his appeal in international markets.

“Whatever he is asking for in wages, you have to ask how much it is going to cost to replace him.

“There are very players who could replace him but they will all be asking for big salaries as well.”

Salah has been in stunning form this season, netting 23 goals and laying on nine assists in 26 appearances.

He is away at the Africa Cup of Nations and did not feature in Liverpool’s 0-0 League Cup semi-final draw with Arsenal last night (13 January).

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