Ex Liverpool professional El-Hadji Diouf caused a stir online after he made a comment about Liverpool star player Mohamed Salah’s ongoing negotiations with Liverpool on extending his contract and increasing his pay.
El-Hadji Diouf made the comment that stirred the internet in an interview with beIN Sports claiming: “Salah has to understand that he is African. He will never be paid what he would be if he were European.”
Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah, 29, is in the midst of negotiation talks with English team Liverpool where his contract is supposed to expire in 2023 but the team wants to sign him again.
So far, however, the salary expectations between the two parties are still too far apart, so that the talks have stalled and a change no longer seems entirely out of the question.
An agreement has not yet been reached and talks with the Egyptian player do not seen to be going so well.
According to Sports bild, Diouf seems to come up with this theory from his past history where the same thing happened to him. He was advised not to travel home to play for his national team.
El-Hadji Diouf joined Liverpool in 2002 from French club RC Lens after a strong World Cup for Senegal. The striker was under contract with the Reds until 2005, but only scored six goals (13 assists) in 80 competitive games.
Diouf also advised Salah saying ‘he is young and should not leave Liverpool as it is a nice team and that he should play for four more years with the Reds.’ He added that he has the opportunity to earn more money an is the best player at the club with Mané and together with him they will win a lot of trophies.”
Liverpool could be forced to accept Mohamed Salah’s demands with Real Madrid also having their eyes set on acquiring the player.
What is Mohamed Salah’s football history?
Salah moved to Anfield from AS Roma in the summer of 2017 for €42m. During this time, the Egyptian scored 153 goals in 239 competitive games and prepared 57 more.
He also won the Champions League with the Reds in 2019. In the 2-0 triumph against Tottenham, Salah gave the Reds the lead with a hand penalty.
In 2020 he secured the Premier League title.