By Paul Robinson

9th Oct, 2021 | 7:45am

Liverpool tipped to reach Salah agreement 'soon' after reported 'leak' - pundit

Paul Robinson has tipped Liverpool to reach an agreement with Mohamed Salah over a new contract “soon” after the player’s wage demands were ‘leaked’.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and Leeds United goalkeeper expects a deal to be struck as it is more economical to meet the 29-year-old’s demands than to replace him.

According to the Independent (5th October), Salah’s wage demands of between £300,000 and £380,000-a-week have been ‘leaked’.

If the Reds awarded the Egypt captain with such a salary it would make him the club’s highest earner by approximately £80,000-a-week.

Salah has just under two years remaining on his current contract at Anfield.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the winger’s reported demands, Robinson said:

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“I strongly suspect that they will get this contract done.

“It is not as if the owners have shown a willingness to splash out on new signings in recent times. 

“Liverpool are not going to pay huge wages when you compare them to some of the other big boys.

“Yes, `£300,000-380,000 would be a huge jump for Liverpool from what they currently pay players. But, Liverpool would be crazy not to get it done, even for that price.

“It would cost more to replace him so you may as well put that money into his contract. I think they’ll get it done soon. He is clearly very happy there.” 

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