Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy believes Mohamed Salah is committed to playing for the Reds and could soon sign an extension.
In an interview with talkSPORT, Danny Murphy has offered his thoughts on the situation of Mohamed Salah. The former Liverpool midfielder believes that the Egyptian international is determined to play for the Reds and may soon pen a new deal with the club while insisting he could be a great replacement for Kylian Mbappe at Paris Saint-Germain.
Salah has recently dominated the headlines with reports linking him with a move away from Merseyside, should Liverpool fail to meet his wage demands. Real Madrid have already set their sights on the highly-rated winger and could snap him up if the opportunity arises.
Even Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on Salah, especially if they are forced to offload Kylian Mbappe next summer. To that end, Murphy, who made almost 250 appearances for Liverpool, believes that the Egyptian winger could be an excellent replacement for the Frenchman, who is heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
“I’d be very surprised if that was the case, but never say never. If Mbappe goes next summer, PSG will want to replace Mbappe with a superstar who can score goals. There’s not many better than Salah,” the former Liverpool star told talkSPORT.
⏰ “You do not want him getting to a situation where there’s a year left.”
“I don’t think he’s the person to demand double what anyone else earns.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 6, 2021
When asked about Salah’s situation at Liverpool, Murphy responded positively, believing that the Egyptian looks happy at Anfield and it won’t surprise him to see the player extend his contract.
“Salah doesn’t seem unhappy, he seems when you watch him play that he’s still full of beans, full of energy, full of appetite and desire. He doesn’t look like a player who’s bored of where he is, who’s lost his desire to be the best. He looks bang at it again. It wouldn’t surprise me if in the next two months that deal [his new Liverpool contract] is done,” he added.
Salah has certainly looked in good touch for Liverpool in these early parts of the campaign. He has been involved in four goals in three matches so far and is expected to be involved in the action on Sunday when the Reds travel to Elland Road to face a tricky contest against Leeds United.