Robbie Fowler believes Mohamed Salah was ‘threatening’ Liverpool by saying he will certainly be a Reds player next season.
Salah has only a 12 months remaining on his contract and discussions over an extension have hit an impasse, with each parties distant over their demands.
Despite that, the 29-year-old forward has said he will certainly be at Liverpool next season and quashed reports of a departure this summer. Fowler believes it’s a way of telling the Anfield club that he has the ability by having the ability to leave free of charge and receive a giant offer elsewhere.
“What salary does a player in the highest three on this planet command,” Fowler wrote within the Mirror.
“He obviously believes it’s greater than Liverpool are offering. But when my old club are running complex calculations, then so too is Salah – and it could possibly never be a precise science. I believe him saying irrespective of what happens together with his contract, he’ll be at Anfield next 12 months was clearly a threat.
“His calculation is that if he gets to depart Liverpool next summer on a free, together with his salary and with a giant bonus because there’s no fee, he’ll get that level of wages. That may work, often does.”