Deal Close: Liverpool offering £185,000-a-week contract to fan favourite star

Liverpool plan to offer Mohamed Salah a stunning £185,000-a-week deal in order to convince him to commit his future to the club.

The Egypt international has been a revelation since his summer move from Roma, scoring 43 goals in all competitions including a brace in Tuesday’s 5-2 Champions League semi-final first leg win over his old club at Anfield.

Salah’s stunning form has alerted Real Madrid who are planning a major overhaul of their squad in the summer and are intent on making a statement signing.

The Champions League holders missed out on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain last summer and although they maintain a strong interest in the Brazilian superstar, Salah has been earmarked as a potential alternative.

The Sun claims that Liverpool are willing to double Salah’s currently salary and are keen for him to extend a contract that currently has four years left to run.

Jurgen Klopp also hopes to avoid the scenario which saw Liverpool eventually cave under pressure from Barcelona to sell Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool kept the Liga champions-elect at bay last summer, but eventually sold their former playmaker for a staggering £142million in January and used those funds to sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.