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Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger sends Mohamed Salah warning to Liverpool

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger says ‘distinctive’ Mohamed Salah ‘deserves’ an enormous new Liverpool contract however insists the deal will ‘create another downside’ for the Premier League club.

After months of talks, Salah lastly seems set to finish the speculation over his future at Anfield by extending a contract that at the moment runs until the summer season of 2023.

The Egyptian famous person has scored 153 goals in 240 appearances for Liverpool since arriving from Roma in 2017, and his new deal is reportedly value £400,000-a-week.

Salah signing a brand new deal will probably be seen as an enormous coup for Premier League and Champions League contenders Liverpool, however Wenger insists it is going to create its personal issues.

‘It types one downside out and creates another one immediately,’ the former Arsenal supervisor advised beIN SPORTS. ‘You’re generally in this position.

‘It’s important to do the utmost to maintain this participant understanding that different players will not be far from him, however there may be not sufficient cash anymore to satisfy them because you’ve spent too much on this one.

‘He [Salah] has had an distinctive season and since he’s come in, yearly he’s been better. He deserves his contract.

‘The only factor is that after they’re 30 years outdated, it’s at all times how long do you signal then as a result of you realize the perfect paid is already over their peak.’

Wenger was talking prior to Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Benfica within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz had been on course for the Reds as they took an enormous step to the Champions League semi-finals, however Salah largely struggled.

Salah, 29, additionally underwhelmed in Liverpool’s Premier League win over Watford last week and Jurgen Klopp admitted he’s going via a ‘tough period’ following Egypt’s elimination from the World Cup throughout the current worldwide break.

Liverpool beat Benfica 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League tie

‘Every participant in that state of affairs needs to attain, and clearly with all of the tales round, it’s clear Mo needs to attain as properly, particularly on this second however it’s all superb,’ Klopp mentioned.

‘It’s a troublesome period, each boys got here back from Africa, it’s actually not simple, huge pressure on their shoulders, each have to unravel it for their international locations. Their managers have been part of that as properly, to put it on them.

‘I think now he wants time to settle, that’s all. An essential sport for Mo and Sadio tonight, one may score the opposite one sadly not, however the whole lot shall be fantastic.’

Liverpool return to motion on Sunday against Premier League title rivals Manchester City.

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