Date: 29th April 2019 at 10:58am
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Mohamed Salah has secured a mammoth £2.5million bonus for his Liverpool performances this season, Football Insider understands.

The Egypt international will pocket the sum for reaching the 35 goals-and-assists mark in all competitions for the second consecutive campaign.

A Liverpool source has told Football Insider that the lucrative premiums negotiated by Salah in the original Liverpool contract he signed when joining from Roma in the summer of 2017, as outlined in page 293 of the Football Leaks book, remain in the new deal he penned last July.

The new agreement, which runs until 2023, increased the forward’s basic wage from £125,000-a-week to around the £175,000-a-week mark, supplemented by performance bonuses.

Salah achieved the feat of directly contributing to 35 Liverpool goals in February of his sensational debut campaign, when he scored a remarkable 44 goals and supplied 16 assists from 52 matches.

The 26-year-old has not been quite as productive this season but hit the landmark by winning the penalty in the win over Cardiff two weekends ago.

He has scored 25 goals and provided 13 assists from 48 matches this season, and tops the Premier League goal charts with 21 strikes and two games of the campaign remaining.

In other Liverpool news, , an Anfield attacker is in advanced talks to transfer clubs after rejecting new long-term contract in recent days.