Michael Owen uses Arsenal board to warn Liverpool over potential contract move
The future of Mo Salah is a priority for Liverpool, right now. A deal is not done. Michael Owen has warned Liverpool – using Arsenal as an example.
Salah, 29, scored his fourth goal of the season on Wednesday night – flicking a brilliant Divock Origi chip past Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
It comes days after netting his 100th Premier League goal – 98 for Liverpool, two for Chelsea. But Salah is out of contract in the summer of 2023.
Failing to get a deal done by January might see clubs begin to consider a move for the 69-time Egypt international. The Reds have to make a move.
Speaking about a deal, Liverpool icon Owen has warned his old club not to give in to Salah – using Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as an example.
“Everyone says ‘give him what he wants’. But you don’t really want your club doing that. You have to have a bit of structure,” Owen told BT Sport.
“If you give him double what van Dijk is on, there will be a problem in the camp. At Arsenal, Aubameyang was given what he wanted – now look.
“It’s not easy as that, you have to have a nice parity. He will be the top earner, but there will be wrestling from both sides. They will find a way.”
Owen on Salah: Liverpool legend right to use Arsenal example
£56million (BBC) Aubameyang was one of the best, and most in-form strikers in the Premier League in the lead up to signing a new Gunners deal.
Goals and assists flowed from the left flank or up top. But after penning a new deal on enormous wages, Aubameyang’s form dipped considerably.
His best form is yet to return. A hat-trick against West Brom was followed by the winner against Norwich last time out – early signs of a return.
But Liverpool need to be wary that giving Salah wants he wants, as Arsenal did with Aubameyang, might lead to a dip in form from ghe Egyptian star.
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