Mohamed Salah is an all-time Liverpool great and the club must tie him down to a new contract, says Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher says Mohamed Salah might be in Liverpool’s all-time XI and desires to see him signal a new deal at Anfield.

Salah scored his a hundredth Premier League aim in the 3-0 win over Leeds United on Sunday and Carragher believes that his impression at Liverpool is nonetheless underrated.

“He is massively important and sometimes I feel sorry for Mo Salah because I think he goes under the radar in terms of Liverpool,” he informed Monday Night Football.

“When people talk about Liverpool winning the league, they always go back to Liverpool signing Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk. Mo Salah came in six months before [Van Dijk].

“It is the three of them however everybody mentions that it was the goalkeeper and the centre-back that took Liverpool to this subsequent degree. Mo Salah is a large a part of that.”

“We mustn’t overlook as nicely that Salah performs from the proper. Yes, he is a large ahead however he doesn’t play by the centre. He is Johnny on the spot.

“If he goes a few games without a goal you just think there is one coming because it is Mo Salah. That is just how it is.”

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A variety of Liverpool favourites have agreed new contracts in current months with Fabinho, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk and Andy Robertson all signing extensions.

Carragher desires another person to be a part of that record.

“While Liverpool have not spend big this summer like other teams they have had a lot of players sign new contracts. The one that is yet to sign is Mo Salah,” he added.

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“Now, he obviously wants a few quid. And rightly so. Good luck to him. He deserves it. He deserves to be one of the highest paid players in the Premier League for what he has done since he came to Liverpool, he really does.

“He is by no means injured and yr after yr he is high goalscorer. He simply is. That is what he is.

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“I will say something else. When you pick your all-time Liverpool XI, there are positions where you just think, ‘He is in.’ Alan Hansen, Graeme Souness, John Barnes, Steven Gerrard, Ian Rush and Kenny Dalglish. You could fill all those positions no matter what this team does.

“There is no one you ever consider on the proper. Mo Salah might be in that place when he finishes his Liverpool profession. He might be in that all-time Liverpool XI. There is little doubt for me about that.

“When you think about strikers getting to 29 or 30, we talk about Cristiano Ronaldo being 36, that guy is a machine in terms of how he looks after himself.

“I believe Mo Salah is as skilled as Ronaldo, he takes care of his physique and I believe there are a lot of years left in Mo Salah so I simply hope this will get sorted sooner relatively than later.

“You always debate about money, the player wants a bit more, the club wants a bit less, but that needs to be sorted. Fingers crossed it will because he deserves it for what he has done for Liverpool.”

How Salah grew to become a centurion

Salah’s Premier League journey hasn’t been as easy as his run to 100 league targets would counsel. Remember the ill-fated 30-month spell at Chelsea which began all of it?

The Egyptian winger had scored for Basel in each of their Champions League group video games towards Jose Mourinho’s aspect, prompting his switch to Stamford Bridge in January 2014.

But he would go onto make solely 13 Premier League appearances for the Blues, and rating solely two targets, earlier than he was shipped off on mortgage to Fiorentina and then Roma, who he joined on a everlasting switch in 2016.

His return to the Premier League a yr later would mark the begin of one thing very totally different.

“He’s a fantastic player with speed,” Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp stated after his transfer was agreed. “We said after last season that we would try to add things to an already really good squad.

“One of these issues is velocity. He brings that, in addition to having the ability to present and to end. He brings all that.”

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Salah would carry extra than simply velocity. In his first season, he equalled Roger Hunt’s file from 1961 of scoring 23 targets earlier than the New Year, and went on to edge Harry Kane in the Premier League Golden Boot race together with his 32-goal haul.

From there, issues saved on getting higher.

“This is very special,” Salah informed Sky Sports after turning into the highest scorer in a 38-game Premier League season when successful that Golden Boot.

“I am trying to improve every year so I am very happy. It’s special to break the record here.”

Salah hasn’t fairly hit these goalscoring heights since, however he has damaged the 20-goal mark in two of his three different full seasons in the Premier League, whereas including a title winners’ medal, plus one other Golden Boot, to his trophy cupboard.

Now, 2,732 days after his first aim, Salah has turn out to be the newest member of the Premier League 100 club, and solely the second from Africa, after Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

The velocity with which he has reached the tally – Sunday’s assembly with Leeds was his 162nd Premier League look – places him amongst the easiest goalscorers in the competitors’s historical past.

“Mo’s record is crazy,” Klopp informed Sky Sports at Elland Road. “I don’t know how many more records he can break but he’s probably desperate to do so.

“What a participant – and he is nonetheless hungry. I noticed him in the dressing room and we had been all in the scenario regarding Harvey Elliott however he was nonetheless not pleased for not scoring one or two different targets.

“That’s how top-class players are”

And at 29, Mohamed Salah is removed from completed but.

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