Pundit makes 'huge' claim as Carragher says Liverpool have their own Ronaldo in the ranks
Liverpool should try and tie Mohamed Salah to a new three-year deal and not hand him a “huge” long-term contract, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England defender insisted there is no guarantee Salah will still be performing consistently in two years time.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher claimed on Monday Night Football he could see the 29-year-old thriving well into his thirties – like Cristiano Ronaldo.
As quoted by ESPN on August 21 Jurgen Klopp confirmed negotiations were taking place with Salah.
However, he told Sky Sports today (September 17) there was nothing new to add.
His current contract is set to expire in the summer of 2023.
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Asked whether he would give the winger a new four or five-year deal, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No, I wouldn’t.
“It depends on how it’s a five-year deal. The player may say ‘If I sign three years, after a year we can re-do another deal’.
“It’s a difficult one because you’re assuming in two years time he’d still have a decent value if he was to be sold on. It’s a tricky one when players get over 30. How long do they go for?
“If you suddenly give a huge deal like that then one or two injuries could take their toll or form starts to go, it’s very difficult to get that back at that age.
“I’d look at trying to add another year, extend it by a year or a couple of years at the most.
“There could be certain clauses in there that then may mean it gets extended.”