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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23280 on: June 25, 2022, 11:18:51 am »
Well, no

That’s the brutal reality as you say. We as fans are all just happy to ignore the fact Klopp is like a wizard helping us float

Our financial structure isn’t anywhere near that of city. Who are now literally buying league titles. Paying everyone half a million quid a week and activating the greed setting in all other good players around their competitors. Sitting up like the Manchurian candidate eyes glazed ‘why aren’t I getting £400k a week’

With Chelsea’s oil money gone and if Klopp leaves or we have a downturn in performance the powers that be will be forced to look into city. At the moment everyone just ignores it because it stops nasty old liverpool winning the league. They’re single handedly destroying football

Just moaning blankly that FSG aren’t pouring money into us helps nothing either. They’re business men nor bored Arab consortium with fleets of gold cars and slaves

You are missing the point. I completely agree that we cannot compete financially with oil states. Given that, can we afford to keep missing out on huge transfers fees when we are already at a disadvantage.

Salah is the perfect example. If we could have sold him last summer for £100m and he then goes on a free we have lost in effect around a £1m a week. That is not a dig at FSG or anyone else it is just the ridiculous world we live in.

At the moment we have Klopp and we are generating huge sums from the performance of the team. Would we be able to sign the likes of Diaz, Nunez and Jota without generating huge sums from the CL and domestic success.

Dortmund is a good example they were winning the bundesliga and reaching the latter stages of the CL under Klopp. No they have basically given up on competing with Bayern.

This time with Salah we have the funds to potentially break our transfer record with the acquisition of Nunez. So potentially losing out on a huge fee for Salah is palatable. However as I said in an earlier post is that sustainable in the long term. Or through no fault of our own will we be forced into selling players at the two year mark.

For me there is something fundamentally wrong with the game when a club with our levels of success cannot afford to keep a player like Salah.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23281 on: June 25, 2022, 11:25:16 am »
There are plenty of other threads for those who hate our owners. Would it not be better if they use those threads to "debate" about it? This is Mo Salah's thread to talk about him, not the entire contracts of the rest of the team.  :butt

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23282 on: June 25, 2022, 11:48:25 am »
You are missing the point. I completely agree that we cannot compete financially with oil states. Given that, can we afford to keep missing out on huge transfers fees when we are already at a disadvantage.

Salah is the perfect example. If we could have sold him last summer for £100m and he then goes on a free we have lost in effect around a £1m a week. That is not a dig at FSG or anyone else it is just the ridiculous world we live in.

At the moment we have Klopp and we are generating huge sums from the performance of the team. Would we be able to sign the likes of Diaz, Nunez and Jota without generating huge sums from the CL and domestic success.

The players have the power.  If Salah runs down his contract while avoiding injury he'll pocket a huge signing fee from his next club.  We lose out on a fee to replace him but he's clearly not thinking about LFC, he's thinking only of his own interests.

If he gets injured and his stock lowers he will think he can just sign an extension with us anyway.  He can refuse any attempt to sell him this summer if he wants that free agent pay day.

Clubs like PSG and City have mutilated the landscape when it comes to player wages and this is the result.  Elite players expect money that clubs can't afford unless they're illegally funded by nation states and oil czars.  People laugh at la Liga complaining that Madrid lost out but the points they raise aren't wrong.  The biggest and historically most successful clubs are being turned into also rans by kings and nations running clubs as PR exercises.

Football is on life support and these are the final few beeps before that flat line begins.  Nobody will do anything about it because the ones that could are making money and don't want to turn off the tap no matter the damage being done.

In contrast, people should appreciate the way Mane went about things because he made sure we got some money for him.  That is looking after his own interests while not completely screwing the club where you spent your best years.  Classy guy.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23284 on: June 25, 2022, 12:13:41 pm »
They’re locked, he’s got to go somewhere

Maybe the mods can unlock one, so this thread doesn't get even worse than what it already is.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23285 on: June 25, 2022, 01:03:48 pm »
The players have the power.  If Salah runs down his contract while avoiding injury he'll pocket a huge signing fee from his next club.  We lose out on a fee to replace him but he's clearly not thinking about LFC, he's thinking only of his own interests.

If he gets injured and his stock lowers he will think he can just sign an extension with us anyway.  He can refuse any attempt to sell him this summer if he wants that free agent pay day.

Clubs like PSG and City have mutilated the landscape when it comes to player wages and this is the result.  Elite players expect money that clubs can't afford unless they're illegally funded by nation states and oil czars.  People laugh at la Liga complaining that Madrid lost out but the points they raise aren't wrong.  The biggest and historically most successful clubs are being turned into also rans by kings and nations running clubs as PR exercises.

Football is on life support and these are the final few beeps before that flat line begins.  Nobody will do anything about it because the ones that could are making money and don't want to turn off the tap no matter the damage being done.

In contrast, people should appreciate the way Mane went about things because he made sure we got some money for him.  That is looking after his own interests while not completely screwing the club where you spent your best years.  Classy guy.


Yeh I agree with that.

I am thinking more of a solution. Once someone like Salah has become a global superstar, he holds all the power. As you say he can run his deal down and get huge wages and an obscene signing on fee. So how do clubs protect themselves. Do we offer longer highly incentivised deals at a younger age or perhaps offer contracts in which we have the right to automatic extensions.

Well run clubs like ourselves can compete whilst we are bringing in big transfer fees and reinvesting in the squad. As Bayern has shown though, once you get to the point where you are cherry-picking the best players on frees or reduced fees because the player is near the end of their contract. Then the League becomes completely dominated by one side.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23286 on: June 25, 2022, 01:29:07 pm »
US is often one step ahead in sports business, and they have some insanely long contracts going beyond 10 years sometimes. It feels like we have the same trend

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23287 on: June 25, 2022, 01:31:43 pm »
US is often one step ahead in sports business, and they have some insanely long contracts going beyond 10 years sometimes. It feels like we have the same trend

It's only really baseball that use them and that's because swinging a bat is something that you can do for a lot of years, even when the legs go.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23288 on: June 25, 2022, 01:44:49 pm »
It's only really baseball that use them and that's because swinging a bat is something that you can do for a lot of years, even when the legs go.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23289 on: June 25, 2022, 01:50:28 pm »
Some of you people want to give Salah an absolutely enormous wage in order to sell him. You give him a new contract to keep him at the club, not to give him resale value.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23290 on: June 25, 2022, 01:58:19 pm »
We probably can't afford to give him what he thinks he deserves. Oil clubs have completely shifted the landscape when it comes to wages and it means we probably stand to lose pretty much every player we coach into becoming world class and hit that 29/30 year old mark.

It's not FSG's fault that Man City can pay their top players £400,000 a week (and likely more). Man City are the problem, but seemingly no one seems to give a shit about them. The PL actually emboldened them by letting in Newcastle despite know exactly what will happen with them.

At this point I feel like I'll probably just pack it all in when Klopp leaves. I'm not interested in a game whereby some of the players are allowed to blatantly cheat. And it's pretty much constant. Kalvin Phillips at £45m today to play as backup to Rodri. It's absolutely obscene.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23291 on: June 25, 2022, 02:15:47 pm »
We probably can't afford to give him what he thinks he deserves. Oil clubs have completely shifted the landscape when it comes to wages and it means we probably stand to lose pretty much every player we coach into becoming world class and hit that 29/30 year old mark.

It's not FSG's fault that Man City can pay their top players £400,000 a week (and likely more). Man City are the problem, but seemingly no one seems to give a shit about them. The PL actually emboldened them by letting in Newcastle despite know exactly what will happen with them.

At this point I feel like I'll probably just pack it all in when Klopp leaves. I'm not interested in a game whereby some of the players are allowed to blatantly cheat. And it's pretty much constant. Kalvin Phillips at £45m today to play as backup to Rodri. It's absolutely obscene.

It is not only the Oil clubs paying these ridiculous wages.. Look at Barca, Messi, Griesman, de Jong, Suarez, Dembele, Pique, Busquets, Alba, Coutinho, all were earning more than Salah. United: Ronaldo, Pogba, deGea, Varane, Sancho, Martial, Cavani all earn more than Salah last season. Similar at Real Madrid, Bayern and Italian clubs.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23292 on: June 25, 2022, 02:20:04 pm »
Anybody think we will sell Salah this summer if the right offer comes in? What would the right offer look like?

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23293 on: June 25, 2022, 02:23:01 pm »
Anybody think we will sell Salah this summer if the right offer comes in? What would the right offer look like?

Personally, I would.  I know others on here would rather keep him, but I'd want to get some money for him if he's definitely not signing a new contract.  You'd expect it would be higher than Mane, probably around £50m or so.

Would basically make the coming season a transitional one, though.  That's the issue.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23294 on: June 25, 2022, 02:25:16 pm »
It is not only the Oil clubs paying these ridiculous wages.. Look at Barca, Messi, Griesman, de Jong, Suarez, Dembele, Pique, Busquets, Alba, Coutinho, all were earning more than Salah. United: Ronaldo, Pogba, deGea, Varane, Sancho, Martial, Cavani all earn more than Salah last season. Similar at Real Madrid, Bayern and Italian clubs.

I don't have a problem with clubs spending what they earn, or deciding to get a massive loan. If they want to take risks then that's their prerogative and there are consequences. City, PSG and Newcastle can spend freely without risk. They are playing by different rules.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23295 on: June 25, 2022, 02:27:24 pm »
It's only really baseball that use them and that's because swinging a bat is something that you can do for a lot of years, even when the legs go.
Not really, NHL has them too. NBA has plenty of 6-year contracts.

Nunez 6-year contract with Liverpool is clearly part of a general trend of longer contracts.

I don't think we'll see a lot of 10-year contracts in football, but 5-6 years will become increasingly common. There's a risk of getting stuck with an average or injured player, but that risk is fairly small financially compared with the risk of losing a player on a free. The first major contract is probably the one where the buying club has the most leverage

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23296 on: June 25, 2022, 02:43:59 pm »
Anybody think we will sell Salah this summer if the right offer comes in? What would the right offer look like?

i think we should if his mind is made up to leave next summer then sell him now and seek a replacement  ...who ..i have no clue but its going to be a weird season id rather bed someone in this season than next ...not that i know anything i just trust klopp  .... my fear is mo will be in the headlines all season links to here there and everywhere and that will no be good for the team after all its liverpool fc not mo salah fc
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« Reply #23297 on: June 25, 2022, 03:02:05 pm »
I'm in a right bad mood today so i'll just come right out and say it, anyone blaming FSG for not paying Salah what he wants are right bad bastards.

This is all on the sport washing teams who have collectively ruined it for proper run clubs like ourselves. We are the most successful team in the league, we've won absolutely everything and teams like City and Newcastle fucking United could sign Salah if they wanted. The situation is frankly ridiculous.
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« Reply #23298 on: June 25, 2022, 03:03:58 pm »
Anybody think we will sell Salah this summer if the right offer comes in? What would the right offer look like?

Hypothetically, if someone offered us £100m+, he wanted to go and we had a replacement lined up then yeah, I'd rather us sell than let him go for nothing.

But he's said he wants to stay for next season and I don't think it's a foregone conclusion just yet that he will leave next year - I think the club will make one more push to agree something with him over the summer and if nothing is sorted out before next season starts that would be it IMO, he'll go at the end of his contract.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23299 on: June 25, 2022, 03:04:04 pm »
I love Mo but surely he is rich enough

Anyway, I hope when the footie begins we just don't talk contract stuff!! it's been the same conversation for months..

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23300 on: June 25, 2022, 03:04:21 pm »
Anybody think we will sell Salah this summer if the right offer comes in? What would the right offer look like?

Think he'd agree to go?

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23301 on: June 25, 2022, 03:34:37 pm »
I love Mo but surely he is rich enough

Anyway, I hope when the footie begins we just don't talk contract stuff!! it's been the same conversation for months..

I think it's more of prestige stuff rather than being greedy. Apart from salary, he gets probably twice as much from other contracts (Oppo, Pepsi, Vodafone etc)
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« Reply #23302 on: June 25, 2022, 04:08:44 pm »
Fucking sad the state of football. I couldn’t really be bothered if a player leaves because we don’t want to offer half a million a week lol … I think it’s already obscene what we pay players.

I’m in agreement, sadly, that it’s better to sell for a big fee if it protects our ability to compete long term. I never want us to be run by a rogue state or oil wealth, so I’m not sure what alternative we have.
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« Reply #23303 on: June 25, 2022, 04:14:39 pm »
Defo think this trend of players holding clubs to ransom by winding down their contract for a big sell on fee is going to have ramifications. We may have to swallow this one, and use it as something that influences our decision making when negotiating future contracts.

Prob looking at longer contracts for players with great potential. I think you’re going to see more 20-23 year old signings on 6-7 year deals. I think we just need to keep switching up our transfer and contract negotiation strategies as best as we can. Biggest thing is we always need to retain the best in class operators off the field. Obscene contracts should be reserved for likes of Klopp and his staff, not players.
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« Reply #23304 on: June 25, 2022, 04:18:38 pm »
80-100m I’m still struggling to see who would go for that price or under and replace the impact and consistency of goals and assists, the names I can think of the likes of Neymar Benzema Mbappe aren’t at all feasible.


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« Reply #23305 on: June 25, 2022, 05:42:23 pm »
Defo think this trend of players holding clubs to ransom by winding down their contract for a big sell on fee is going to have ramifications. We may have to swallow this one, and use it as something that influences our decision making when negotiating future contracts.

Prob looking at longer contracts for players with great potential. I think you’re going to see more 20-23 year old signings on 6-7 year deals. I think we just need to keep switching up our transfer and contract negotiation strategies as best as we can. Biggest thing is we always need to retain the best in class operators off the field. Obscene contracts should be reserved for likes of Klopp and his staff, not players.
that can also back fire if they underperformed. Can get players stuck on decent wages no one wants. We call this the Phil Jones

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« Reply #23306 on: June 25, 2022, 05:58:16 pm »
Yes, it is. Because the cost to the club of long term contracts with players on that list, who want twice as much money, or who are no longer starters, or who are simply not good enough to justify another long term contract, is far greater.

It includes not only the realized cost, but also the opportunity cost of not being able to bring in a younger, potentially better player, because the existing player is taking up a slot in the squad, and eating up payroll.

You could have a strict policy of putting a player up for sale the moment they get to within 2 years of contract end. But that would probably be self-defeating.  The player might be crucial to the team’s style, the buying clubs would game it, dressing room morale, etc

The only practical solution is to be sensible about transfer fees paid for the incoming player. To wait for players to run down their contracts. That is basically what clubs are doing. You don’t see those 150million, 200 million transfers anymore.

That's why we only got 30 million or so for Sadio, and it is why we will get far less than people think or perhaps expect to get, for Salah.


It's not though,especially for us and your idea of putting a player up for sale the moment they get to within 2 years of contract end is fine for Clubs that aren't arsed about building sides that are capable of winning shit on a regular basis,players would fucking love it though.

We are going to have to start giving huge resigning bonuses or settle for being nearly good enough.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23307 on: June 25, 2022, 06:12:10 pm »
People should relax because
(1) Most likely we will not be able to meet Mo salary expectations/demands
(2) Very likely Mo will stay and play next season then leave on a free
(3) Quite unlikely though still possible that we sell Mo this summer if we can bring it a replacement in time

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23308 on: June 25, 2022, 06:47:59 pm »
that can also back fire if they underperformed. Can get players stuck on decent wages no one wants. We call this the Phil Jones
Phil Jones was known to be shit when he got the new contract though.

Of course there's that risk, but overall it's probably worth it. Take Nunez as an example, who got 6 years rather than the typical 4. That's 2 extra years, which could cost maybe 15M extra. But that has to be weighed against the risk of losing him early or for a low fee, and then it's more like 50-100M that we could lose.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23309 on: June 25, 2022, 08:11:14 pm »
It doesn't really matter what his demands are and why Slah wants to go. I'm with the club on this, we are not going to risk our future a la Barcelona for any player, and that's good enough for me. Yeah, I want to win the lottery too, but that ain't gonna happen with almost certainty.

The sad reality is that losing Salah will be akin to losing Suarez. Sure, different times, different opposition, different context. But the year after Salah leaves us, we'll go backward, we'd be on par for finishing 4th. We weren't "the team to beat" in 2013/14, but we nearly got the title with a magic player in our ranks. With City winning everything now, we kept one point adrift over 4 seasons with a magic player in our ranks. If we win the title next year it will be because of said player. Then we drop back to being good, but not top level, we'd be Chelsea circa 2022 level. At least for a year or two until we find that new magic player or grow it from our existing ranks (which are already impressive).
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« Reply #23310 on: June 25, 2022, 08:28:19 pm »

Losing two top 5 players in the world in one summer is not how you win big trophies the following season.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23311 on: June 25, 2022, 08:38:00 pm »
I think people would be losing their shit a bit more had the Boss not just re-signed,at the end of the day he is going to put another side together & that has me excited.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23312 on: June 25, 2022, 09:36:21 pm »
LIV have done to Golf in broad daylight what City are basically doing behind the scenes. Whatever way you look at it, there will be those who simply want more money. End of. And unfortunately, in football, teams like City and PSG etc are the ones to blame for that situation and ironically have the same sportswashing background

When Salah was into his last 2 years and he was approached about re-signing, the wrong thing to do, in my opinion would have been to advertise the possibility of him being up for sale. Maybe 2 years ago, the board were confident that there would have been something we could do on the back of an offer being rejected at the first attempt.

You cant please everyone all of the time. If we had put him up for sale 2 years ago after the first negotiation fell through, apart from the fact this may well have had a detrimental effect on Mo and where he felt he stood with the club for the next 2 years, there would have been chaos and fume in here from some because we were considering letting our biggest asset go. We have tried to negotiate and to date there has been little to no movement. Given the wage structure within the club, I imagine he/and/or his agent want more than we are prepared to pay based on what teams like City/PSG/ManU have now normalised for players of his stature and rightly get slated for!

I imagine Mo is surprised, as am I, that no one has made a public play for him so far in this transfer window (I dont know, but I am sure someone will tell me if I am wrong) but I wouldnt be surprised if some cheeky twat came in a week or 2 before the window closes with a derisory offer of £30m and we are then forced to show our hand.

Ideal scenarios in order of the maximum benefit to the club in my opinion:

1. Mo stays, commits to 2 more years based on increased performance related bonuses, has a blinder.

2. Mo leaves to a foreign club this summer paying us in the region of £50m (more would be a bonus, but i feel £50m is realistic)

3. Mo stays, plays a blinder, helps us win one or both of the big 2 and leaves as a legend on a free.

We still got Mo's best years!

Unfortunately there isnt a one size fits all solution and someone will inevitably feel they could have done better.


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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23313 on: June 25, 2022, 10:26:53 pm »
It doesn't really matter what his demands are and why Slah wants to go. I'm with the club on this, we are not going to risk our future a la Barcelona for any player, and that's good enough for me. Yeah, I want to win the lottery too, but that ain't gonna happen with almost certainty.

The sad reality is that losing Salah will be akin to losing Suarez. Sure, different times, different opposition, different context. But the year after Salah leaves us, we'll go backward, we'd be on par for finishing 4th. We weren't "the team to beat" in 2013/14, but we nearly got the title with a magic player in our ranks. With City winning everything now, we kept one point adrift over 4 seasons with a magic player in our ranks. If we win the title next year it will be because of said player. Then we drop back to being good, but not top level, we'd be Chelsea circa 2022 level. At least for a year or two until we find that new magic player or grow it from our existing ranks (which are already impressive).

I think we lose a lot by losing Salah but are you saying we drop to 4th without him? So Salah is keeping us ahead of Chelsea and Spurs?

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23314 on: June 25, 2022, 10:27:04 pm »
80-100m I’m still struggling to see who would go for that price or under and replace the impact and consistency of goals and assists, the names I can think of the likes of Neymar Benzema Mbappe aren’t at all feasible.


Losing two top 5 players in the world in one summer is not how you win big trophies the following season.

We have Klopp.

The manager who signed Lewandowski for £4m and sold Coutinho for £138m.

I have a feeling we will be okay.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23315 on: June 25, 2022, 10:30:28 pm »
80-100m I’m still struggling to see who would go for that price or under and replace the impact and consistency of goals and assists, the names I can think of the likes of Neymar Benzema Mbappe aren’t at all feasible.


Losing two top 5 players in the world in one summer is not how you win big trophies the following season.

Nobody is replacing Salah, certainly nobody we are able to sign anyway. But then you dont need a Salah to win the league.

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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23316 on: June 25, 2022, 10:46:45 pm »
Nobody is replacing Salah, certainly nobody we are able to sign anyway. But then you dont need a Salah to win the league.

Klopp created a niche role for Salah that maximized his talent.

Don't kid yourself that Salah is going to hit similar numbers without the whole team playing for him. That is what happened at Liverpool.

If Mo leaves then we will adjust and other players will benefit.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23317 on: June 25, 2022, 10:52:30 pm »
Klopp created a niche role for Salah that maximized his talent.

Don't kid yourself that Salah is going to hit similar numbers without the whole team playing for him. That is what happened at Liverpool.

If Mo leaves then we will adjust and other players will benefit.
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23318 on: June 25, 2022, 10:54:05 pm »
Klopp created a niche role for Salah that maximized his talent.

Don't kid yourself that Salah is going to hit similar numbers without the whole team playing for him. That is what happened at Liverpool.

If Mo leaves then we will adjust and other players will benefit.

What niche role?!
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Re: Mohamed Salah - Best in the World
« Reply #23319 on: June 25, 2022, 11:11:13 pm »
Torres signed a 6-year contract when he first arrived at Liverpool. It was later restructured with a higher weekly wage after one year but it remained due for 2013.

Both Messi and Ronaldo signed six-year deals around 2009. I'm pretty sure that Casillas did a 10-year deal at some point.

Mascherano was also negotiating for six years' extension back in early 2010 before talks broke down amid the financial crisis.

So it's not like six-year deals are rocket science inventions of the 2020s if anyone believed that.
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