Gary Neville has claimed Mohamed Salah has ‘played’ Liverpool over the forward’s new three-year deal worth nearly £400,000 a week.
Salah’s previous contract was about to expire in a year. But after months of discussions with the team, he decided to commit his future to Anfield with a sizable new deal, making him the highest-paid player in Liverpool’s history.
The 30-year-old allayed the fears of Jurgen Klopp and the supporters on Friday after there had been hints that he will go on a free transfer next summer.
While the Reds are jubilant with their star player’s new contract, Neville, a former Manchester United defender, thinks Salah came out on top.
Neville has previously stated that the Merseyside player who won the Golden Boot would join one of three European teams.
On the Overlap fans’ forum in October 2021, the player-turned-pundit stated, “I don’t think he will stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career.”
It is my personal opinion. That opinion has long been held, although I may be mistaken.
“If he departed, the Premier League would be weaker.” I just believe that when you look at players like Kylian Mbappe, David Beckham, and Cristiano Ronaldo, it’s not all about the money,’ he said.
They have a project to complete and a goal to pursue in their life.
“They have to play at particular clubs and go places and do particular things.”
Salah has to experience playing at the Bernabeu and for Real Madrid, which will return, according to Neville.
Salah is comparable to those I just listed, and even though things aren’t perfect at Barcelona and Madrid right now, I believe he has to have it on his resume when his career is through.
I believe he did an amazing job at Liverpool. He has always seemed to desire a Barcelona, a Real Madrid, or a Paris Saint-Germain, and I believe he will go after it.
“But I may be mistaken,”
Salah wrote a letter while on vacation in Mykonos on Friday, proving Neville incorrect.
In order to sign the papers and do business that represents Salah’s status as one of the finest players in the world right now, Julian Ward, Liverpool’s sporting director, traveled to Mykonos with a group.
Salah had always desired to remain in Merseyside, where he has established himself as a legend since signing from Roma in 2017.
He is among Liverpool’s top 10 all-time scorers and was one of the finest purchases the team has ever made.
Salah, who has 156 goals in 254 games and assisted the Reds in winning the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup last season, has been crucial to the team’s recent success.