Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has warned Mohamed Salah that he risks tarnishing his legacy at the club if he does not sign a new contract.
Speaking on Sky Sports, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has told current superstar Mohamed Salah that he could damage his legacy at Anfield by snubbing a new contract and leaving the club in the summer.
Salah is in his fifth season with Liverpool since arriving from AS Roma in 2017. He has been an excellent player for the Reds during this period, helping the club succeed in the Premier League, Carabao Cup and the UEFA Champions League. The 29-year-old has been a prolific presence in the frontline for Jurgen Klopp’s side and is one of the game’s most feared forwards currently.
However, Salah’s future at Liverpool has become a hot topic of discussion in recent months as he will be entering the final year of his contract in the summer. Talks over a new deal have been ongoing without reaching a breakthrough as the Merseyside giants are reluctant to break their wage structure to meet the ex-Chelsea attacker’s demands.
While reports had indicated that an agreement was close, those claims seem to be far from the truth. Salah recently spoke about the contract situation and refused to give anything away as speculations continue to rise over his future.
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Now Carragher has launched an attempt to try and coax Salah to stay put at Liverpool, insisting that the 29-year-old would tarnish his legacy if he were to depart in the summer transfer window.
“I still think Mo Salah will sign a new contract,” Carragher said on Sky Sports. “Liverpool is the best place for him, he became a superstar at Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp brings out the best in him. It wouldn’t be a sensible move for him to leave.”
“The football he’s playing now, he’s playing for one of the best managers in the world, one of the best teams in the world, what he’s done over the last five years makes him one of the best players to ever wear a Liverpool shirt,” he added.
“I just think it would be sad if he were to move on, maybe to a rival in this country, he’d lose his legacy at Liverpool. You look at what happened to Fernando Torres going to Chelsea, and I just don’t think it would be great for his career. Where could he go that’s better than Liverpool right now?”
It remains to be seen how the situation develops in the coming weeks. However, there is a good chance that the player and the club will eventually reach a middle ground and finalise an agreement over a contract extension.