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Salah is the best player in the Premier League, why should he earn less than…

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Mohammed Salah’s contract saga continues to dominate the headlines, as Liverpool and the Egyptian seek to find a solution. 

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The player has already rejected an initial offer from the hierarchy of the club, deeming it not up to his standard.

But is Salah right to demand more?

How much does Mohamed Salah earn?

Upon signing for Liverpool, Salah put pen-to-paper on a £90,000-per-week deal at Anfield – with those terms doubling the wages he had been earning at Roma, but seeing him sit some way down a Premier League salary list.

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It did not take him long to make a mark in England, with a 44-goal debut campaign earning him the PFA Player of the Year award a new five-year contract in the summer of 2018 worth £200,000-a-week.

He is said to pull in a further £18m ($25m) through bonuses, £12m ($16m) in endorsements and is the fifth-highest paid player on the planet.

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There is also plenty of talk to be found regarding another pay increase for Salah, with his current deal due to expire in 2023.

He has played down reports suggesting that “crazy” demands are being made, but speculation suggests that any extension on Merseyside could be worth between £400,000 and £500,000-a-week.

Why Salah deserves more ?

Undoubtedly Salah’s weekly wage is far from reflective of his status as the best player in the Premier League and arguably across Europe.

The Egyptian, for starters, is at third position in terms of the weekly wage at Liverpool with the likes of Van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara leading the list.

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In the context of the Premier League, Salah earns less than most of Manchester City stars and many other Premier League stars.

Below are 13 of the Premier League stars who earn more than Salah. 

13. Edinson Cavani – £250k

12. John Stones – £250k

11. Timo Werner – £272k

10. Paul Pogba – £290k

9. N’Golo Kante – £290k

8. Jack Grealish – £300k

7. Raheem Sterling – £300k

6. Romelu Lukaku – £325k

5. Raphael Varane – £340k

4. Jadon Sancho – £350k

3. David de Gea – £375k

2. Kevin de Bruyne – £400k

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – £510k

So Salah’s demands of getting a new contract of between £400,000 and £500,000-a-week is not so much of an ask considering his status as the best player in the Premier League.

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