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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be thrilled with what Mohamed Salah has been able to achieve this season, but the club’s hierarchy could be paying a deal price for his success.
The 25-year-old, who was a big flop at Chelsea, has reportedly hit the Merseyside club with a £1.3m bill due to his scoring form, according to reports emerging from Egypt.
The Egyptian forward arrived at Anfield from AS Roma in a £37m club-record deal and has since found the net 20 times to lead the race for the Premier League Golden Boot with 14 goals to his name.
Due to bonuses in his contract deal, Salah’s 20th goal of the season, which came in the 4-0 defeat of Bournemouth on Sunday, could land Roma the cash windfall.
The Serie A giants, who are a publicly-listed company, were tied to a legal agreement to reveal the details of Salah’s transfer back in the summer.
They were quoted at the time saying: “AS Roma announces that it has signed with the Liverpool Football Club and Athletic Grounds Limited the contract for the final sale of football player rights to football player Mohamed Salah Ghaly, against a fixed fee of 42 million euros, plus a maximum of 8 million euros for bonuses linked to the achievement by the English club and the player of certain sports goals.”
Should Salah attain greater height in his contract, then Liverpool might be losing a whopping sum in the region of £44m for the Egyptian’s success.
That could become canny business, should Salah continue to score at the current rate.