Mohamed Salah has shared details from his Liverpool contract talks as part of a Harvard study.
The Egyptian has starred for Jurgen Klopp’s side since arriving at Anfield in 2017, helping them win six major honours along the way, including the Premier League and Champions League. In 312 games for the Reds, Salah has clocked up 273 goal involvements but it appeared that he was at a crossroads in the summer of 2022.
His future had been a topic of constant discussion throughout the 2021/22 season, though Salah responded by scoring 31 goals and providing 16 assists. However, as he entered the final year of his contract, there were concerns that Liverpool would not meet his demands and provide a long-term deal for a player that had just turned 30.
And it has now been revealed that Harvard Business School was given behind the scenes access to Salah’s negotiations with the club, which eventually resulted in the talisman signing a new deal until 2025 and becoming the Reds' highest-ever paid player. A snippet of the study has shown the difficulties in the contract talks and the trust that Salah placed in his advisor Ramy Abbas Issa.
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Taken from a phone call in June 2022, shortly before a deal was agreed, Abbas Issa told Salah: “I am starting to fear that we may not be able to come to an agreement on a new contract, Mohamed - their latest offer is still very far from what we want.”
From Salah’s perspective, it is clear that the Liverpool forward has complete faith in his agent to make the right decision: “We are partners. I know he will always do what is best for me.”
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