However, Salah is starting to prove that he might just be priceless. Salah may not be carrying the club on his back just like Messi did with Barcelona before his shock departure to Paris Saint Germain. But he is proving to be just as vital as the little magician was to the Catalans.
Liverpool, for better or for worse, are a financially savvy side who will never spend their way into oblivion in the way Barcelona has. However, what possible calculations are there which lead to Salah’s requests being turned down.
If the Egyptian was awarded a three-year contract, not including possible bonuses, his salary would cost the club £78m. It would take a quite astronomical fee to bring in a player or players to compensate for the goals, assists, performance levels, and magic Salah brings to Anfield.
If his infectious energy, talent, and ruthless finishing is enough to relieve Klopp of his pre-match anger, it can certainly inspire another Premier League and Champions League triumph.
Other players may look at his potential new contract and start demanding more, but nobody at Liverpool, but in this form and in this confidence, no player at Liverpool or in the Premier League can do more than Salah.