Much has been said about Mohamed Salah's renewal with Liverpool. The Egyptian ends his contract in 2023 and is wanted by great teams in Europe such as Real Madrid or Barcelona. However, nothing seems to separate him from Liverpool, which makes him happy with his salary. So much so, that the Egyptian is the best paid player on a squad, full of superstars, with a salary of 12 million euros.
He is succeeded by the recently incorporated Thiago Alcantara, with a very similar figure, 11.5 million. It is perhaps surprising that the Spaniard is placed so high, ahead of symbols of the entity such as Roberto Firmino and Virgil Van Dijk, who complete the podium with € 10.7 M a year, a Sadio Mané that falls to ninth place (€ 6 M) or an Alisson Becker that falls to the thirteenth (€ 5.3 M), just behind Diogo Jota (€ 5.4 M).
The last of the 27 players is Curtis Jones, whose contract of 403,000 euros per year is little in line with his performance on the pitch and, above all, with the potential he treasures. Another surprising case is that of Joe Gómez, who is the twenty-second highest paid player with € 1.6 million, behind the Spanish Adrián San Miguel (€ 1.8 million).
However, the situations that impact the most after a quick look at the 27 salaries are those of Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold. The left and right backs, among the best in the world in their position and with a long journey ahead (26 and 22 years, respectively), are part of the last links on the net team's list. The Scotsman earns € 3 million a year, while the English receive € 2.3 million. This is a tough time at the Anfield negotiating table if they don't want the team to fall apart.
Salah is on Joan Laporta's list of finalists to replace Messi
The Egyptian has already peaked in Merseyside. He has won everything with Jürgen Klopp's team, in a project that is in free fall and no longer motivates him. And beware, not only are they far from Anfield Road. That is why the 11th enters the list of possible signings of the candidate for the Barça elections Joan Laporta who already wears him in blue and red.