English press reports revealed that what happened in yesterday’s match between Egypt and Senegal will have slightly far-reaching repercussions on the future of the two stars. Mohamed Salah And Sadio Mane.
and lost Egypt national team Yesterday against Senegal, 3-1 on penalties, in the second leg of the qualifying round for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Sadio Mane managed to take the winning penalty kick, as happened in the African Nations Cup final last month, while Mohamed Salah missed the first penalty kick by hitting the ball over the crossbar.
And the English newspaper “Mirror” stated that what happened in that match will have a long-term impact on the future of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane at Anfield.
It is known about the duo that their current contracts will expire in the summer of 2023.
The Liverpool administration was keen to renew Mohamed Salah’s contract and entered into negotiations with him over the past months, but it failed to reach an agreement due to the difference over the weekly salary.
And the “Mirror” indicated that the feeling that the Sadio Mane camp is waiting to know what will happen with the new Mohamed Salah deal, is very real.
It was always expected that the Egyptian would earn a higher salary than his Senegalese team-mate, but now that may change after what happened in yesterday’s match.
Sadio Mane’s 2022-23 season will now feature his usual preparations for Liverpool, an earlier-than-usual start to the Premier League, Champions League and World Cup, a return to a Liverpool side expected to chase trophies, and then the Africa Cup of Nations in the summer of 2023.
With Liverpool expected to go on pre-season to a faraway destination for the first time in three years, Mane will be busy.
“Will this make the Reds wary of giving him the big contract that the 30-year-old will feel he deserves? There will certainly be deep discussions,” the Mirror asked.
In the meantime, Salah will have a rest period during the World Cup, when the Pharaohs will not participate in the tournament, a period when Liverpool will certainly be more than happy to give him some rest and recovery after a hectic few years.
With many elite players certainly feeling exhausted when they return to the club’s matches in late December after the Qatar World Cup, a refreshed Salah may feel like he’s in form and fitter in the second half of Liverpool’s season.
And the “Mirror” put another question: “Will the new contract give Mo Salah a strong motivation? Maybe,” but in any case, the situation has certainly changed on Tuesday night, and Liverpool may be more willing to provide what its Egyptian star wants.