‘When it happens…’ – Journalist drops potentially worrying Liverpool claim after major deal

Liverpool’s decision to reward Mohamed Salah with a lucrative contract could disrupt some of the rest of the squad, journalist says Pete O’Rourke.

The Egypt international dispelled any doubts over his long-term future by putting pen to paper on a new deal earlier this month.

What’s the latest news about Salah?

With just 12 months remaining on his deal with the Reds, the Anfield stalwart could have been forgiven for thinking next season could be the striker’s last as a Liverpool player.

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However, despite the arrivals of Fabio Carvalho and Darwin Nunez, Salah extended his stay on Merseyside in what could be described as his signing of the summer.

According to BBC SPORT, the 30-year-old will be paid £350,000 a week for the next three seasons, making him the highest paid player in Liverpool history.

Salah now earns over £100,000 a week more than the next player on the list, while earning more than double Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Joel Matip and Diogo Jota.

Therefore, O’Rourke believes paying the former Chelsea and Roma ace far more than anyone else at the club could potentially ‘unsettle’ other players in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.

What did O’Rourke say about Salah?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “It was obviously great news for Liverpool that Salah ended speculation by signing a new contract.

“But they broke their salary structure to tie the Egyptian to a new contract and as we know when that happens it maybe leaves a few players unsettled who think they should make more money as well.”

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Who wins the most after Salah?

While no one else in the squad earns close to Salah’s staggering £18,200,000 annual salary, the Reds’ recent success over the past four seasons means more than 12 registered players are being paid six figures every week.

Behind Salah, Virgil van Dijk, arguably the best defender in world football, received his own new contract 11 months ago and was briefly the club’s top earner, before Salah recently overtook him.

The posh Dutchman has seen his wages rise to £220,000 a week, just ahead of Thiago Alcantara, who has been paid just under £200,000 every seven days.

Next on the list are Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold, who take in £180,000 every week.